Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salary

Information Technology Supervisors in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just below three-fifths of Information Technology Supervisors. Salaries average out to around $69K annually and spread from $43K to $107K per year. Total cash compensation to Information Technology Supervisors bottoms out near $43K and approaches $107K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $11K from bonuses and almost $8K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The vast majority (83 percent) of Information Technology Supervisors who answered the questionnaire are male. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$44,742 - $102,258
(Median)
$45K
$69K
$100K
MEDIAN: $69,271
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90%

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$14.56 - $42.11
(Median)
$15
$24
$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
$44,742 - $102,258  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,864  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $8,202  
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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$42,869 - $106,923  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,013
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
$14.56 - $42.11  
   
Overtime
$19.19 - $52.01  
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 - $10,864  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $8,202  
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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$42,869 - $106,923  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 133

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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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Though some Information Technology Supervisors move into positions like Information Technology Director (where the average salary is $101K), this progression is not the norm. 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 $17K more.

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Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Supervisor


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Project Management, and Windows 2003 Server are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Computer Hardware Technician, and Help Desk / Desktop Support. Help Desk / Desktop Support is a skill commonly found among those who know Computer Hardware Technician.

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. During the first five years of their careers, Information Technology Supervisors see a median income of $54K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $63K. Information Technology Supervisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $74K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $90K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$69,000



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
$69,000




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 261 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: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 7%