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Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salary

Information Technology Supervisors in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent slightly less than three-fifths of Information Technology Supervisors. Salaries average out to around $70K annually and spread from $43K to $108K per year. Total cash earnings of Information Technology Supervisors range from $43K on the low end to $108K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $11K and $8K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. 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. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$44,983 - $102,838
(Median)
$45K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $69,731
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$14.70 - $42.55
(Median)
$15
$25
$43
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
$44,983 - $102,838  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,319  
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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$43,272 - $107,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,007
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
$14.70 - $42.55  
   
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,319  
   
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).
)
$43,272 - $107,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 127

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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 Information Technology Supervisors do not often become Information Technology Directors, the job pays $101K per year on average. Information Technology Supervisors moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Information Technology Managers or Information Technology Project Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $7K higher and $16K higher, respectively.

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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, Microsoft SQL Server, Project Management, and Windows 2003 Server are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 8 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Computer Hardware Technician, and Help Desk / Desktop Support. Employees educated in Computer Hardware Technician are typically practiced in Help Desk / Desktop Support, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology (IT) Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. 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 $63K. On average, Information Technology Supervisors make $75K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $89K.

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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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Cisco Networking
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Windows 2003 Server
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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 248 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
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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