Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Manager Salary (United States)

A relatively young group of workers, about two-thirds of Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Managers report fewer than five years of experience; the average pay for this young group is around $57,292 per year. In the world of Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Managers, total cash compensation ranges from $37,978 on the lower end to $93,592 on the higher end; this includes bonuses that peak near $10,229 and profit sharing that approaches $6,196, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $29K. Most workers in this profession enjoy health benefits; medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and more than half earn vision coverage. Men account for the majority of Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Managers—88 percent to be exact. For the most part, Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Manager Salary (?
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$37,978 - $93,592
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MEDIAN: $58,963
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Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Manager Salary (?
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$11.77 - $28.29
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$37,978 - $93,592  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,229  
Profit Sharing
$685 - $6,196  
Commission
$0.00 - $29,087  
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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$35,068 - $95,873  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,434
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.77 - $28.29  
   
Overtime
$15.24 - $41.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,229  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $29,087  
Profit Sharing
$685 - $6,196  
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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$35,068 - $95,873  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 386
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Pay Difference By Location

Minneapolis
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Houston
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New York
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Los Angeles
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Pittsburgh
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Dallas
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Seattle
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Atlanta
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Portland
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Washington
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Denver
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Salt Lake City
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National Average
$57,000
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For Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Managers, Minneapolis provides a pay rate that is 31 percent greater than the national average. Houston, New York, Los Angeles, and Pittsburgh are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Managers earning around 27 percent, 25 percent, 19 percent, and 19 percent more than 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 Roanoke:
"The Most Important Thing You Have To Do Is Say Thank You."
People are the most important asset you have. Showing appreciation for the efforts of others is critically important.
Information Technology (IT) Manager in Seattle:
"Love Learning And Embrace Change."
"Discipline or innovation" is a false choice. Discipline without innovation is just bureaucracy and innovation without discipline is not scalable.
Information Technology (IT) Manager in New York:
"Professionalism."
Professionalism. System stability. Innovation. Simplicity. Commitment. Skill.

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

Project Management
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Linux
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Microsoft Exchange
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SQL
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National Average
$57,000
Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Cisco Networking
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Windows 2003 Server
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Microsoft Access
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Microsoft Word
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Windows Operating System General Use
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HTML
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Gender

Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 13%
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