Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salary

Slightly less than three-fifths of Information Technology Supervisors in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $43K to $107K per year, and the average comes out to $70K annually. Total cash compensation to Information Technology Supervisors bottoms out near $43K and approaches $107K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $12K from bonuses and almost $8K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Information Technology Supervisors who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 82 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,134 - $102,487

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$14.78 - $42.91

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,134 - $102,487  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,820  
Profit Sharing
$1,077 - $8,243  
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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$43,466 - $107,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,011
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.78 - $42.91  
   
Overtime
$20.91 - $54.11  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,820  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,077 - $8,243  
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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$43,466 - $107,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Information Technology Supervisors sometimes become Information Technology Directors, where the average income is $101K per year. It is quite typical for Information Technology Supervisors to transition into roles as Information Technology Managers or Information Technology Project Managers, where reported median earnings are $7K and $16K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Supervisor


Information Technology Supervisors report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Project Management, and Windows 2003 Server are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 7 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Computer Hardware Technician, and Help Desk / Desktop 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $55K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $63K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Information Technology Supervisors make a median salary of $75K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $89K.

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Experience Affects Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$69,000



Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salaries

SQL
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Cisco Networking
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Windows 2003 Server
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National Average
$69,000





Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 231 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 7%
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