The average Entry-Level Information Technology Manager earns approximately $61K annually. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Information Technology Managers — which occasionally include more than $11K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing — stretch from around $36K to approximately $101K. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. There are far more male Entry-Level Information Technology Managers survey respondents than women, making up 88 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$39,961 - $99,594
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MEDIAN: $61,314
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$12.07 - $29.25
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,961 - $99,594  
   
Bonus
$196.53 - $10,809  
Profit Sharing
$206.53 - $9,674  
Commission
$6,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,756 - $101,380  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,781
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.07 - $29.25  
   
Overtime
$19.59 - $44.89  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$196.53 - $10,809  
   
Commission
$6,000  
Profit Sharing
$206.53 - $9,674  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,756 - $101,380  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 306
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,152

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Entry-Level Information Technology Managers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 67 percent. Entry-Level Information Technology Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+32 percent), Atlanta (+29 percent), Dallas (+25 percent), and New York (+23 percent). Trailing the national average by 5 percent, Cleveland is the market with the smallest paychecks.

Information Technology (IT) Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Information Technology (IT) Manager in Houston:
"Work hard and don't be afraid to take on extra work."
Work very hard at what you do. Do not be afraid to take on extra work or learn new technologies as it shifts on a yearly basis. You must learn to be able to work on any issue from help desk to networking. Teach your workers new skills and let them grow in their career. Do not hold them back because they will make your department look strong even if they leave you can always get someone fresh who is willing to learn. It is very important to have excellent communication skills in this role.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in East Lansing:
"You should never stop learning. Everyone is important."
Every one on your staff has a gift, help them find what they are good at. If your staff are happy and feel valued you have half the battle won.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in Norridge:
"Question Everything."
1. Set clear goals and set clear standards for your team. (AND address an employee who isn't meeting a high bar immediately.) 2. Think about what your team shouldn't be spending time on. 3. Look for trouble. (Know that you're going to have to fire/layoff people, but treat people with compassion) 4. You can't give enough SINCERE positive feedback. (employees will sense the sincere part)

Information Technology (IT) Manager in San Benito:
"Learn as much as possible."
Research new technologies as part of your daily work routine. Make it high priority.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in San Benito:
"Learn as much as possible."
Take the time to research new technology as part of your work routine. Make it mandatory.

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Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Manager Salaries

SQL
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Project Management
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Microsoft SQL Server
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VMware ESX
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National Average
$59,000

Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Cisco Networking
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Microsoft Exchange
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Windows 2003 Server
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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HTML
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 335 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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