Team Leader, IT Salary

Average IT Team Leaders in the United States make around $84K per year. Cash earnings for IT Team Leaders — which occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing — stretch from around $34K to approximately $123K. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — career duration and the individual firm are driving factors as well. Most IT Team Leaders survey respondents are men (78 percent). The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$52,715 - $120,419
$53K
$84K
$120K
MEDIAN: $84,412
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$9.28 - $33.19
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MEDIAN: $17.27
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,715 - $120,419  
   
Bonus
$402.68 - $15,456  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $10,137  
Total Pay (?
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$33,561 - $123,282  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 569
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.28 - $33.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.33  
Overtime
$8.30 - $52.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$402.68 - $15,456  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $10,137  
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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$33,561 - $123,282  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 153

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Job Description for Team Leader, IT

IT team leaders generally work either for companies which operate in the IT field or companies in a variety of fields which simply require IT assistance. This job covers an abundance of duties, and some common tasks may include designing, installing, and maintaining security and other IT systems, creating software and hardware, managing a website, carrying out data collection, managing search engine advertising, automating tasks, and providing general technical support to end-users and employees in other departments.

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Team Leader, IT Tasks

  • Supervise IT personnel in scheduling and completing tasks and status reports, assisting with problem escalation.
  • Manage resource allocation to scope and estimate user requests by determining their impact and costs.
  • Execute technical strategies to increase efficiency and service.
  • Interface with other departments to resolve complex or emergent operational problems.

Common Career Paths for Team Leader, IT


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At the upper end, IT Team Leaders who move into a Solutions Architect role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Solutions Architects is a much higher $119K per year. With an annual salary of $86K, Information Technology Project Manager is the most common role for IT Team Leaders to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into an Information Technology Manager role — which usually pays $78K — is also typical for IT Team Leaders, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Team Leader, IT


With a median salary of $81K, Accenture Technology Solutions offers IT Team Leaders the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $72K and are capped at $99K.

Employees at InfoSys Limited take home the smallest paychecks, and $71K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $62K and quickly nearing the top at only $93K.

Popular Skills for Team Leader, IT


IT Team Leaders seem to wield many skills on the job. Lucky workers who know C# Programming Language can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 24 percent above average. Internet Information Server (IIS) and Agile Software Development are also correlated to pay that is above average, with an increase 24 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people experienced in Microsoft Office also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Team Leader, IT

Pay by Experience for a Team Leader, IT has a positive trend. An entry-level Team Leader, IT with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 185 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Team Leader, IT with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 322 salaries. An experienced Team Leader, IT which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 297 salaries. A Team Leader, IT with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 92 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,313

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IT Team Leaders will find that San Jose offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 88 percent. IT Team Leaders will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+38 percent), New York (+28 percent), Washington (+27 percent), and St. Louis (+21 percent). Trailing the national average by 6 percent, Phoenix is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Philadelphia and Dallas (5 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Team Leader, IT

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 96 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Team Leader, IT Salaries

▲28%

▲18%

▼0%

National Average
$79,000

▼34%

Skills That Affect Team Leader, IT Salaries



▲23%

Agile Software Development
▲23%

▲22%


SQL
▲18%

▲18%

▲16%

Project Management
▼0%

National Average
$79,000

C#
▼2%





Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 13%