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Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salary (United States)

Information Technology Supervisors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with slightly less than three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $68K annually on average but can range from $41K to $105K per year. Overall cash earnings for Information Technology Supervisors stretch from $41K on the lower end to $105K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $8K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to the vast majority, and a solid majority earn dental coverage. In this field, men are more common than women; 83 percent of Information Technology Supervisors are male. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salary (?
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$43,608 - $100,659
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MEDIAN: $68,061
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Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salary (?
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$14.24 - $40.22
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,608 - $100,659  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,278  
Profit Sharing
$1,015 - $8,304  
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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$41,161 - $104,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,039
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.24 - $40.22  
   
Overtime
$18.33 - $54.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,278  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,015 - $8,304  
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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$41,161 - $104,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 139
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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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While not commonly seen, Information Technology Supervisors who transition into an Information Technology Director position may see a rise in pay. The typical salary for Information Technology Directors is $100K per year. Information Technology Supervisors typically move into roles as Information Technology Managers or Information Technology Project Managers, and those positions pay $8K more and $18K more, respectively.

Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Supervisor

Information Technology Supervisors seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Project Management, and Cisco Networking are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 11 percent, 10 percent, 6 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Computer Hardware Technician, and Network Management / Administration. It is not unusual for someone who knows Computer Hardware Technician to be familiar with 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. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $54K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $62K. On average, Information Technology Supervisors make $73K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $88K. Information Technology Supervisors with one to 10 years in the field are most commonly found while those with 10 to 20 years of experience are harder to spot. The rarest group is those with more than 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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Houston
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New York
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Seattle
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Denver
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Sacramento
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Minneapolis
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Chicago
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Atlanta
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Portland
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$68,000
St. Louis
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Dallas
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Phoenix
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With a pay rate for Information Technology Supervisors that is 38 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Other big spenders include Houston, New York, Seattle, and Denver, top-paying cities where Information Technology Supervisors see paychecks higher than average (+35 percent, +32 percent, +28 percent, and +24 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Information Technology Supervisors in Cincinnati earning a whopping 25 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Phoenix (9 percent lower) and Dallas (7 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salaries

National Average
$68,000

Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salaries

SQL
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National Average
$68,000
Windows Operating System General Use
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 287 votes.

Gender

Female
17%
female alumni
 
Male
83%
male alumni

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 7%