Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salary

Just under 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 $108K per year, and the average comes out to $70K per year. In the world of Information Technology Supervisors, total cash compensation can vary between $43K and $108K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $12K and $8K, respectively. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Information Technology Supervisors. The vast majority (83 percent) of Information Technology Supervisors who answered the questionnaire are male. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$45,143 - $103,056
(Median)
$45K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $69,982
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$14.79 - $42.84
(Median)
$15
$25
$43
MEDIAN: $24.00
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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$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,143 - $103,056  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,590  
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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$43,475 - $107,893  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,002
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $42.84  
   
Overtime
$20.23 - $52.55  
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 - $11,590  
   
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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$43,475 - $107,893  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 123
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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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Information Technology Supervisors who advance into the role of an Information Technology Director are fairly uncommon. Information Technology Directors on average earn $101K 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 $7K higher and $16K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Supervisor


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in SQL, Project Management, Microsoft SQL Server, and Cisco Networking are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 7 percent, 6 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Computer Hardware Technician, and Help Desk / Desktop Support. Those with knowledge of Computer Hardware Technician tend to be skilled in Help Desk / Desktop Support as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology (IT) Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Information Technology Supervisors. During the first five years of their careers, Information Technology Supervisors see a median income of $55K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $63K. Information Technology Supervisors bring in $75K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $90K on average.

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Experience Affects Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$70,000



Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 234 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
27%
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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