Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salary (United States)

Information Technology Supervisors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just under three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $67,992 annually on average but can range from $41,161 to $104,716 per year. Incomes of Information Technology Supervisors vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $10,278 cause pay checks to spread between $41,161 on the low end and $104,716 on the high end. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. There are far more male Information Technology Supervisors than women, making up 83 percent of those in this profession. Most Information Technology Supervisors report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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MEDIAN: $23.00
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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
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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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  
PayScale
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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There are some Information Technology Supervisors—though it's uncommon—that transition into IT Directors, where earnings can rise by $33K annually. Information Technology Supervisors can earn $7,725 or $17,568 more per year when they move into roles as Information Technology 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 Supervisors seem to require a rather large skill set. 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Computer Hardware Technician, and Network Management / Administration. Aptitude in Computer Hardware Technician tends to also indicate an understanding of Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2).

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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Pay increases are minimal for Information Technology Supervisors just starting out. Salaries only go from $55K to $62K after a decade. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $77K. Information Technology Supervisors experience solid salary growth after working for two decades, bringing in around $88K. Information Technology Supervisors with one to 10 years in the field are most commonly found while those with 10 to 20 years of experience are harder to spot. The rarest group is those with more than 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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New York
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Denver
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Sacramento
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Minneapolis
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National Average
$68,000
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Surpassing the national average by 38 percent, Information Technology Supervisors in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Also paying near the top of the field are Houston, New York, Seattle, and Denver, where Information Technology Supervisors annually earn 35 percent, 32 percent, 28 percent, and 24 percent more than the national average. Information Technology Supervisors in Cincinnati report much lower salaries than the rest of the country—25 percent below the national average—proving that residency is a major factor in overall pay. Employers in Phoenix and Dallas also lean toward paying below-median salaries (-9 percent and -7 percent, respectively).

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Experience Affects Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salaries

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$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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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 287 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: 67% employee benefits None: 7%
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