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Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salary (United States)

Just below three-fifths of Information Technology Supervisors in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $42K to $106K per year, but median earnings come to around $68K per year. Overall cash earnings for Information Technology Supervisors stretch from $42K on the lower end to $106K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $8K from profit sharing. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up the vast majority of Information Technology Supervisors (83 percent) who took the survey. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The majority of Information Technology Supervisors claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salary (?
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$43,799 - $101,518
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MEDIAN: $68,440
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Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salary (?
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$14.35 - $41.89
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,799 - $101,518  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,409  
Profit Sharing
$1,019 - $8,072  
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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$41,645 - $105,688  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,008
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.35 - $41.89  
   
Overtime
$18.26 - $51.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,409  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,019 - $8,072  
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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$41,645 - $105,688  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 136
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Job Description for Information Technology (IT) Supervisor

Information technology (IT) supervisors, also called IT managers, are responsible for an organization's computer network. Their duties may vary based on industry, but they are typically tasked with implementing security measures, managing user access, and maintaining network operations. As a supervisor, they also typically oversee a team of IT professionals.
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Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Tasks
  • Direct the training of IT personnel.
  • Server and data management support and manage the day to day operations of assigned staff.
  • Research new hardware and software products for procurement.
  • Monitor user requests and system issues.
  • Create reports and provide a means to verify the integrity of existing infrastructure.

Common Career Paths for Information Technology (IT) Supervisor

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While not commonly seen, Information Technology Supervisors who transition into an Information Technology Director position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Information Technology Directors is $100K per year. Information Technology Supervisors moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Information Technology Managers or Information Technology Project Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $8K higher and $17K higher, respectively.

Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Supervisor

Information Technology Supervisors seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Project Management, and Windows 2003 Server are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 10 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Computer Hardware Technician, and Network Support. Employees educated in Computer Hardware Technician are typically practiced in Help Desk / Desktop Support, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology (IT) Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Information Technology Supervisors who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. During the first five years of their careers, Information Technology Supervisors see a median income of $54K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $62K. For Information Technology Supervisors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $74K. Information Technology Supervisors who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $89K.

Pay Difference By Location

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Los Angeles
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National Average
$68,000
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For Information Technology Supervisors, busy Washington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 37 percent above the national average. Information Technology Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+35 percent), Houston (+33 percent), Denver (+25 percent), and Chicago (+24 percent). Information Technology Supervisors in Cincinnati make 28 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Phoenix and Dallas (8 percent less).

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Experience Affects Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salaries

National Average
$68,000

Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salaries

SQL
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Windows 2003 Server
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Cisco Networking
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National Average
$68,000
Windows Operating System General Use
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 269 votes.

Gender

Female
17%
female alumni
 
Male
83%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 8%