Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Manager Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Information Technology Managers come in at around $60K per year on average. In the world of Entry-Level Information Technology Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $8K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $36K and $98K. For the most part, Entry-Level Information Technology Managers enjoy their work and report 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.

$38,820 - $96,307

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$11.99 - $28.34

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$38,820 - $96,307  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,349  
Profit Sharing
$501 - $8,081  
Commission
$0.00 - $6,104  
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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$35,510 - $98,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,384
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.99 - $28.34  
   
Overtime
$15.31 - $42.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,349  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $6,104  
Profit Sharing
$501 - $8,081  
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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$35,510 - $98,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 355
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Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Information Technology Managers, Pittsburgh provides a pay rate that is 30 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Information Technology Managers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+28 percent), Houston (+23 percent), New York (+19 percent), and Los Angeles (+14 percent). In Atlanta, salaries are 12 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in San Diego and Salt Lake City also lean toward paying below-median salaries (6 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

Information Technology (IT) Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Information Technology (IT) Manager in Charlotte:
"Be Yourself and Be Creative."
If work is not a challenge, it's not worth it. Stay positive. Invest in yourself and others. Be kind.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in Bothell:
"Work hard, learn everything you can!"
Education is key to getting a job, but really knowing your stuff is how you keep it.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in Alexandria:
"Strong job growth now and for the long term."
Companies going through business process re-engineering may well look to the information systems manager to deal with change management.

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.

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

Microsoft SQL Server
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SQL
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National Average
$58,000

Microsoft Exchange
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Cisco Networking
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Microsoft Access
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Windows 2003 Server
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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 528 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 14%
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