Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salary

Information Technology Supervisors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with close to three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $72K per year on average but can range from $44K to $109K per year. Cash earnings for Information Technology Supervisors — including $12K in bonuses and $12K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $44K to $109K depending on individual performance. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The vast majority of Information Technology Supervisors (81 percent) survey respondents are men. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,525 - $104,662
(Median)
$47K
$72K
$100K
MEDIAN: $71,565
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$14.65 - $42.74
(Median)
$15
$25
$43
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,525 - $104,662  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,452  
Profit Sharing
$1,170 - $11,745  
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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$44,477 - $109,103  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,046
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.65 - $42.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$20.86 - $59.63  
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 - $12,452  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,170 - $11,745  
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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$44,477 - $109,103  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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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 $102K per year. 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 $5K higher on average, and it's $14K higher for Information Technology Project Managers.

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Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Supervisor


Information Technology Supervisors seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Linux, SQL, Project Management, and Microsoft SQL Server are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 8 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Computer Hardware Technician, Network Support, and Help Desk / Desktop Support. Computer Hardware Technician and Help Desk / Desktop Support are also commonly seen together.

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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $56K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $66K. On average, Information Technology Supervisors make $76K following one to two decades on the job. Information Technology Supervisors who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $91K.

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Experience Affects Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$71,000



Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 220 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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