Systems & Programming Manager Salary
Compensation for Systems & Programming Managers in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($102K). Job satisfaction for Systems & Programming Managers is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The vast majority of Systems & Programming Managers (80 percent) who took the survey are men. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
|Salary||$60,520 - $157,897|
|Bonus||$103.04 - $23,585|
|Total Pay (||$55,862 - $169,740|
Job Description for Systems & Programming Manager
Systems and programming manager positions are a mix between mid-level work and supervisory duties. Many of the day-to-day responsibilities includes guiding and supervising coworkers to ensure quality and efficiency standards are met. However, this position also requires specific knowledge of technical subjects in the programming languages and systems used by the hiring company. Specific tasks performed by systems and programming managers include ensuring changes to applications are properly documented, auditing code for standards and performance, scheduling and designing development cycles, and ensuring client needs are being met. This position has minimal physical requirements beyond long hours spent in an office using computers. Systems and programming managers typically work in an office environment during regular business hours, although overtime may be occasionally required depending on the company's needs.Read More...
The minimum work experience required for systems and programming managers varies by position, but typically at least five years of programming experience is the minimum needed. Educational requirements also vary, but a bachelor's degree in a field such as computer science or information technology is considered standard. Many companies prefer master's degrees, while some wave educational requirements in lieu of relevant experience. Specific software and tools used vary among companies, and knowledge and certifications relevant to the company are needed.
Systems & Programming Manager Tasks
- Analyze, design, develop, and integrate hardware, software, and interfaces.
- Act as subject matter expert for programs and systems, and prioritize and interpret changes.
- Assess, propose, and evaluate hardware and software solutions for various projects.
- Oversee testing protocols and evaluate results to determine next steps, and suggest technical alternatives.
- Write, apply, check, and test requirements and developed code.
Pay by Experience Level for Systems & Programming Manager
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Systems & Programming Managers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $62K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $75K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $128K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $138K.
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