Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Manager Salary

Entry-Level Information Technology Managers take home an average $61K per year. 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 $100K. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Information Technology Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,128 - $98,017
(Median)
$39K
$61K
$98K
MEDIAN: $60,891
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$12.44 - $28.34
(Median)
$12
$18
$28
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.

For Entry-Level Information Technology Managers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. 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 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.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in New York:
"Ask questions."
You have three jobs: the job you are paid to do, constantly surveying the field, and predicting what you will need to be doing in 3 years.

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Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Manager Salaries

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 11%


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)
up arrow 4%

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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