Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Manager Salary

The average Entry-Level Information Technology Manager can expect to rake in roughly $61K per year. Final cash compensation to Entry-Level Information Technology Managers varies from around $36K to approximately $100K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $11K and $10K, respectively. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$39,128 - $98,017
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$39K
$61K
$98K
MEDIAN: $60,891
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$12.44 - $28.34
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$12
$18
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,128 - $98,017  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,266  
Profit Sharing
$497.32 - $9,744  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$35,958 - $100,133  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,569
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.44 - $28.34  
   
Overtime
$17.07 - $41.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,266  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$497.32 - $9,744  
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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$35,958 - $100,133  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 390
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,931

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Information Technology Managers, 60 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Information Technology Managers will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+30 percent), Dallas (+24 percent), Minneapolis (+19 percent), and New York (+19 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Atlanta, 5 percent below the national average.

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:
"Progressive IT Department with cutting edge technology."
Be prepared for a stress free position, where you control your day. You do have occasional meetings, but typically not back to back. You will have free reign as to what you do and how you do it.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in San Juan:
"Don't get stuck in Government and it's nonsense policies."
If you care more about delivering quality software products than office, organizational and government politics with a consciousness for a separate IT budget the stay away from a government organization.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in Charlotte:
"Be Yourself and Be Creative."
If work is not a challenge, it's not worth it. Stay positive. Invest in yourself and others. Be kind.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in Bothell:
"Work hard, learn everything you can!"
Education is key to getting a job, but really knowing your stuff is how you keep it.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in Alexandria:
"Strong job growth now and for the long term."
Companies going through business process re-engineering may well look to the information systems manager to deal with change management.

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Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Manager Salaries

Microsoft SQL Server
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National Average
$59,000

Microsoft Exchange
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SQL
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Cisco Networking
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Microsoft Access
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Windows 2003 Server
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Word
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HTML
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 525 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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