Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salary

Just below three-fifths of Information Technology Supervisors in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $44K to $108K per year, but median earnings come to around $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 $44K and $108K. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Male Information Technology Supervisors far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. The majority of Information Technology Supervisors claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$45,155 - $102,812
(Median)
$45K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $69,885
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$14.81 - $42.77
(Median)
$15
$25
$43
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,155 - $102,812  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,855  
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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$43,587 - $107,715  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,004
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.81 - $42.77  
   
Overtime
$20.36 - $52.21  
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 - $11,855  
   
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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$43,587 - $107,715  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 124
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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 Information Technology Directors, where earnings are an average $101K annually. Typical career progression for an Information Technology Supervisor involves becoming an Information Technology Manager or an Information Technology Project Manager, roles that pay $7K more and $16K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Supervisor


Survey takers working as Information Technology Supervisors report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in SQL, Project Management, Microsoft SQL Server, and Windows 2003 Server 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. Many workers who know Computer Hardware Technician also know Help Desk / Desktop Support.

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 lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $55K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $64K. Information Technology Supervisors bring in $75K after working for 10 to 20 years. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $89K on average.

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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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Windows 2003 Server
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Cisco Networking
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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 233 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 7%
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