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Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Manager Salary

Entry-Level Information Technology Managers pull down an average of $59K annually. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Information Technology Managers bottoms out near $35K and approaches $97K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $7K from profit sharing. Men make up the vast majority of Entry-Level Information Technology Managers (88 percent) who took the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$38,103 - $94,535
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $59,407
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$11.83 - $28.47
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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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
$38,103 - $94,535  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,249  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $7,064  
Commission
$0.00 - $25,253  
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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$35,305 - $96,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,356
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
$11.83 - $28.47  
   
Overtime
$15.27 - $41.81  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,249  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $25,253  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $7,064  
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).
)
$35,305 - $96,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 367
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Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Information Technology Managers, working in the bustling city of Minneapolis has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Information Technology Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+19 percent), Houston (+19 percent), Pittsburgh (+18 percent), and Dallas (+13 percent). Miami is the lowest-paying area, 14 percent south of 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 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
up arrow 16%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 9%

SQL
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Microsoft Exchange
0%

Linux
0%

National Average
$58,000

Cisco Networking
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Access
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 8%


Windows Operating System General Use
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HTML
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 609 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 13%