Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salary

Just under 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 $43K to $108K per year, but median earnings come to around $71K per year. Total cash compensation for Information Technology Supervisors runs from $43K to $108K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $13K and profit sharing that can reach almost $15K. Location and career duration 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. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Information Technology Supervisors far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$47,223 - $107,310
$47K
$71K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,466
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50%
90%

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$13.44 - $36.19
$13
$22
$36
MEDIAN: $22.36
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,223 - $107,310  
   
Bonus
$980 - $13,173  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $15,000  
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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$42,921 - $108,401  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 536
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.44 - $36.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$20.86 - $46.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$980 - $13,173  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $15,000  
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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$42,921 - $108,401  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 76

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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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Information Technology Supervisors sometimes assume positions such as Information Technology Directors. That role pays $103K 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 $15K more.

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Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Supervisor


Information Technology Supervisors report using a deep pool of skills 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 4 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Computer Hardware Technician, Help Desk / Desktop Support, and Windows Operating System General Use. Aptitude in Computer Hardware Technician tends to also indicate an understanding of Help Desk / Desktop Support.

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: $70,936

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

Home to some of the best pay for Information Technology Supervisors, Columbus offers exceptional salaries, 18 percent above the national average. Information Technology Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+13 percent), San Diego (+12 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), and Cleveland (+3 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Information Technology Supervisor's salary, with Cincinnati Information Technology Supervisors earning salaries that are 28 percent less than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Dallas (17 percent less) and Phoenix (15 percent less).

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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 94 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salaries

▲9%

▲9%

National Average
$71,000

▼3%

▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 8%