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Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Manager Salary

Entry-Level Information Technology Managers can expect wages of $60K annually on average. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Information Technology Managers approaches anywhere from $36K on the lower end to $98K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $8K from profit sharing. For the most part, Entry-Level Information Technology Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,670 - $96,180
(Median)
$39K
$60K
$96K
MEDIAN: $59,832
10%
50%
90%

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$11.87 - $28.52
(Median)
$12
$18
$29
MEDIAN: $18.00
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50%
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
$38,670 - $96,180  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,307  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $8,155  
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).
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$35,542 - $98,208  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,393
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
$11.87 - $28.52  
   
Overtime
$15.32 - $41.96  
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 - $10,307  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $25,342  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $8,155  
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).
)
$35,542 - $98,208  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 353

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Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Information Technology Managers, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 27 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Information Technology Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+26 percent), Columbus (+19 percent), New York (+19 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 6 percent south of the national average, can be found in Atlanta.

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


Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 11%

SQL
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National Average
$58,000

Microsoft Exchange
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Cisco Networking
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Active Directory
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Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Access
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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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 567 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%
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