Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salary

Information Technology Supervisors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — nearly three in five have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $41K to $106K per year, median earnings come to $71K annually. Overall cash earnings for Information Technology Supervisors stretch from $41K on the lower end to $106K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $13K from bonuses and $15K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The majority of Information Technology Supervisors claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Information Technology Supervisors (81 percent) survey respondents are men. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$45,418 - $105,706
$45K
$71K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,290
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$13.53 - $36.63
$14
$21
$37
MEDIAN: $20.83
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$0$106K
Salary $45,418 - $105,706
Bonus $493.16 - $13,019
Profit Sharing $198.66 - $15,101
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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$40,742 - $106,458
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 523
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $13.53 - $36.63
Overtime $21.18 - $44.37
Annual Data $0$106K
Bonus $493.16 - $13,019
Profit Sharing $198.66 - $15,101
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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$40,742 - $106,458
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 79

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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

  • Monitor user requests and system issues.
  • Create reports and provide a means to verify the integrity of existing infrastructure.
  • Research new hardware and software products for procurement.
  • Direct the training of IT personnel.
  • Server and data management support and manage the day to day operations of assigned staff.

Common Career Paths for Information Technology (IT) Supervisor


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Though some Information Technology Supervisors move into positions like Information Technology Director (where the average salary is $103K), this progression is not the norm. Information Technology Managers or Information Technology Project Managers are common next-step roles for Information Technology Supervisors moving up in their careers; annual pay for Information Technology Managers is $7K higher on average, and it's $15K higher for Information Technology Project Managers.

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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 Cisco Networking, Linux, Project Management, and Network Management / Administration are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 12 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Hardware Technician, Help Desk / Desktop Support, and Windows Operating System General Use. It is not unusual for someone who knows Computer Hardware Technician to be familiar with Help Desk / Desktop Support as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology (IT) Supervisor

Pay by Experience for an Information Technology (IT) Supervisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Information Technology (IT) Supervisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 157 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Information Technology (IT) Supervisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 190 salaries. An experienced Information Technology (IT) Supervisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 302 salaries. An Information Technology (IT) Supervisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 107 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,550

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Information Technology Supervisors in Columbus enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 18 percent above the national average. Information Technology Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+13 percent), San Diego (+13 percent), Seattle (+11 percent), and Cleveland (+3 percent). Information Technology Supervisors in Cincinnati report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 28 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Dallas (17 percent less) and Phoenix (15 percent less).

Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Information Technology (IT) Supervisor?

Information Technology (IT) Supervisor in Effingham:
"Agvance IT department do all."
Pros: Never a dull moment, always filling in and creating new techniques and teaching others the program.
Cons: Not enough appreciation for all the work I do around the entire company.

Information Technology (IT) Supervisor in Effingham:
"Agvance IT department do all."
Pros: Never a dull moment, always filling in and creating new techniques and teaching others the program.
Cons: Not enough appreciation for all the work I do around the entire company.

Information Technology (IT) Supervisor in Seattle:
"Perfect."
Pros: Excellent job and perfect job I like it.
Cons: Baddest job ever and I hate it so much.

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Key Stats for Information Technology (IT) Supervisor

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 107 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salaries

▲10%

▲9%

National Average
$71,000

▼2%

▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 9%
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