Systems Manager, IT Salary

IT Systems Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just below two-thirds have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $77K annually, but may range from $44K to $125K per year. Final cash compensation to IT Systems Managers varies from around $44K to approximately $125K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $18K and $10K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. IT Systems Managers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 86 percent. Work is enjoyable for IT Systems Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$46,882 - $120,014

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$15.80 - $43.53

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,882 - $120,014  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,152  
Profit Sharing
$501 - $10,304  
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).
)
$44,489 - $125,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 966
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.80 - $43.53  
   
Overtime
$1.64 - $58.17  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,152  
   
Profit Sharing
$501 - $10,304  
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).
)
$44,489 - $125,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 88
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Job Description for Systems Manager, IT

An information technology (IT) systems manager performs all the necessary maintenance, support, design, and modifications to keep networks, software, and other virtual environment infrastructures functional and up to date. They communicate and delegate tasks to IT developers and ensure backups and updates are completed regularly. They also make detailed plans to accomplish goals and provide training and support to their staff. They also create expense budgets for the equipment and often report to executive or senior management. They must ensure their software adheres to corporate safety expectations and licensing laws, especially when employed in finance, to prevent fraud and protect secured data. They are also typically in charge of purchasing hardware and software for servers and work stations.

Read More...

Systems Manager, IT Tasks

  • Monitor network and systems for performance, security,and other issues.
  • Install, configure, maintain, upgrade, and troubleshoot file, email, and authentication servers, as well as Internet access and other networked services.
  • Assist users with software, hardware, and connectivity issues.
  • Recommend, install, configure, maintain, and upgrade all computer and networking software and hardware for use in an office, department, or small company.

Common Career Paths for Systems Manager, IT


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


While not commonly seen, IT Systems Managers who transition into an Information Technology Director position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Information Technology Directors is $101K per year.

Systems Manager, IT Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Skills for Systems Manager, IT


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Linux, UNIX, Project Management, and IT Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 19 percent. Those listing Microsoft Word as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Office also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Information Technology Support are, more often than not, also skilled in Network Management / Administration and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Systems Manager, IT

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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $56K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $75K. IT Systems Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $86K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $99K.

Systems Manager, IT Reviews

What is it like working as a Systems Manager, IT?

Systems Manager, IT in Birmingham:
"Flexible hours, low key atmosphere."
Pros: I love that I can make my own hours, I don't have a dress code, and my boss is fantastic.
Cons: The pay is too low, I do not receive benefits.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Systems Manager, IT Salaries



National Average
$78,000



Skills That Affect Systems Manager, IT Salaries

up arrow 19%

UNIX
up arrow 17%



Microsoft SQL Server
0%

National Average
$78,000

SQL
up arrow 1%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 2%








Microsoft Word
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 249 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 9%
ADVERTISEMENT