Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salary (United States)

With more than half of Information Technology (IT) Supervisors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Information Technology (IT) Supervisors is $67,992 per year and can range from $41,161 on the lower end to $104,716 per year near the higher end. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $10,278, total cash payment can bottom out near $43,608 or peak near $100,659. Residency is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Generous benefits are a perk in this profession; the vast majority claim both medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision coverage. Male Information Technology (IT) Supervisors far outnumber their female counterparys in the field. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Information Technology (IT) Supervisors. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salary (?
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$43,608 - $100,659
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MEDIAN: $68,061
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Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salary (?
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$14.24 - $40.22
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,608 - $100,659  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,278  
Profit Sharing
$1,015 - $8,304  
Total Pay (?
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$41,161 - $104,716  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,039
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.24 - $40.22  
   
Overtime
$18.33 - $54.41  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,278  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,015 - $8,304  
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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$41,161 - $104,716  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 139
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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 some Information Technology (IT) Supervisors move into positions like IT Director (where salaries climb a decent $33K), this progression is not the norm. Information Technology (IT) Supervisors can earn $7,725 or $17,568 more per year when they move into roles as Information Technology (IT) Managers or IT Project Managers, a common transition for those in the field.

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Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Supervisor

Information Technology (IT) Supervisors report exploiting a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Project Management, and Cisco Networking are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 11 percent, 10 percent, 6 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Computer Hardware Technician, and Network Management / Administration. Those with knowledge of Computer Hardware Technician tend to be skilled in Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2) as well.

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 salaries. Salary growth is weak for Information Technology (IT) Supervisors during their first decade in the field; typical pay starts at $55K and turns to only $62K after five to 10 years. Salary comes to $77K after 10 to 20 years. As Information Technology (IT) Supervisors reach 20 years on the job, salary growth continues to be strong, with earnings averaging $88K. The largest number of Information Technology (IT) Supervisors have one to 10 years of experience, followed by those with 10 to 20 years. Workers who have been working for more than 20 years are the least common.

Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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New York
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Seattle
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Denver
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Sacramento
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Minneapolis
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Chicago
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National Average
$68,000
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Surpassing the national average by 38 percent, Information Technology (IT) Supervisors in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Houston, New York, Seattle, and Denver are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Information Technology (IT) Supervisors earning around 35 percent, 32 percent, 28 percent, and 24 percent more than average. Place of residency plays a huge part in an Information Technology (IT) Supervisor's salary, with Cincinnati Information Technology (IT) Supervisors earning salaries that are 25 percent less than the national average. Phoenix and Dallas are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median—salaries hover around -9 percent and -7 percent, respectively.

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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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$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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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: 67% employee benefits None: 7%
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