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Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Manager Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Information Technology Managers is around $60K annually. The final incomes of Entry-Level Information Technology Managers generally vary between $35K and $98K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $10K, $8K, and $25K, respectively. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Information Technology Managers is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,349 - $96,135
(Median)
$38K
$60K
$96K
MEDIAN: $60,042
10%
50%
90%

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$11.80 - $28.24
(Median)
$12
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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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
$38,349 - $96,135  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,326  
Profit Sharing
$494.93 - $7,655  
Commission
$0.00 - $25,342  
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).
)
$35,208 - $98,030  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,380
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
$11.80 - $28.24  
   
Overtime
$15.31 - $41.63  
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 - $10,326  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $25,342  
Profit Sharing
$494.93 - $7,655  
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).
)
$35,208 - $98,030  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 357

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Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Information Technology Managers, working in the bustling city of Pittsburgh has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Information Technology Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+25 percent), Dallas (+25 percent), New York (+19 percent), and Los Angeles (+12 percent). Atlanta is the lowest-paying area, 5 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 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.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in New York:
"Finish what you Start."
Always finish with you start and communication and follow up is the key to success.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in Shreveport:
"My Job Skills Worth."
Learn all you can. Be diligent, be on time, volunteer for learning experiences, help other and teach and tutor when possible. Be respectful to everyone.

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.

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

Project Management
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Microsoft SQL Server
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SQL
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National Average
$58,000

Microsoft Exchange
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Linux
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Cisco Networking
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP 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 Operating System General Use
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HTML
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 590 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 14%