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Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salary

Information Technology Supervisors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just under three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $43K to $108K per year, median earnings come to $70K per year. Total incomes of Information Technology Supervisors incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $12K from bonuses and close to $8K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $43K and $108K. Residence and experience level 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. Men make up the vast majority of Information Technology Supervisors (83 percent) who took the survey. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$45,068 - $103,051
(Median)
$45K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $69,862
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$14.72 - $42.48
(Median)
$15
$25
$42
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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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
$45,068 - $103,051  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,570  
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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$43,387 - $107,830  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,009
National Hourly Rate 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$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.72 - $42.48  
   
Overtime
$19.40 - $51.62  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,570  
   
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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$43,387 - $107,830  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 128

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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 sometimes assume positions such as Information Technology Directors. That role pays $101K per year on average. A common career progression for an Information Technology Supervisor is to become an Information Technology Manager or an Information Technology Project Manager. Compared to Information Technology Supervisors, the first group earns $7K more on average, and the second group earns $16K more.

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Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Supervisor


Information Technology Supervisors seem to wield many 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 in pay of 7 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include 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.


For many Information Technology Supervisors, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $54K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $63K. For Information Technology Supervisors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $75K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $89K.

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Experience Affects Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$70,000



Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salaries

SQL
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Cisco Networking
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Windows 2003 Server
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National Average
$70,000




Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 247 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 7%
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