Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Manager Salary

Entry-Level Information Technology Managers pull down an average of $60K per year. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $8K, overall incomes of Entry-Level Information Technology Managers spread between $36K and $98K depending on individual performance. The majority of Entry-Level Information Technology Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Entry-Level Information Technology Managers (89 percent) who took the survey are men. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$38,807 - $96,180
(Median)
$39K
$60K
$96K
MEDIAN: $59,959
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$11.97 - $28.49
(Median)
$12
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$38,807 - $96,180  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,355  
Profit Sharing
$505 - $8,215  
Commission
$0.00 - $6,104  
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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$35,643 - $98,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,392
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.97 - $28.49  
   
Overtime
$15.31 - $42.44  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,355  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $6,104  
Profit Sharing
$505 - $8,215  
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).
)
$35,643 - $98,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 354
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Pay Difference by Location


Dallas is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Information Technology Managers, 29 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Information Technology Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+25 percent), Pittsburgh (+22 percent), Columbus (+19 percent), and New York (+18 percent). Atlanta ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 7 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 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.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in Odessa:
"Expectations."
...hammer them out ASAP...in the interview if you can. Develop a clear line of communication and stick to it, stick to it, stick to it. Especially in smaller organizations when you lack staff to get it all done. Use the communications with your stakeholders to create realistic expectations, adhere to those realistic expectations with gusto, and be absolutely sure to deliver on them.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in Tallahassee:
"Look for learning opportunities."
Try to show a willingness to take on tasks in areas where you have no experience.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Manager Salaries

Microsoft SQL Server
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SQL
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National Average
$58,000

Microsoft Exchange
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Cisco Networking
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Windows 2003 Server
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Microsoft Access
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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 546 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

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