Team Leader, IT Salary

Median pay for IT Team Leaders in the United States is around $83K annually. Overall cash earnings for IT Team Leaders stretch from $33K on the lower end to $126K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $16K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. While career length and the specific company impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. Work is enjoyable for IT Team Leaders, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male IT Team Leaders greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$52,241 - $121,985
$52K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $83,420
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$9.47 - $33.44
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MEDIAN: $17.31
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$0$125K
Salary $52,241 - $121,985
Bonus $295.90 - $15,838
Profit Sharing $369.99 - $9,744
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$32,938 - $125,507
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 677
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $9.47 - $33.44
Hourly Tips $0.33
Overtime $13.28 - $51.71
Annual Data $0$125K
Bonus $295.90 - $15,838
Profit Sharing $369.99 - $9,744
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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$32,938 - $125,507
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 196

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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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IT Team Leaders who go on to become Solutions Architects may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Solutions Architects is $119K annually. An IT Team Leader may also move into a role as an Information Technology Project Manager or an Information Technology Manager.

Team Leader, IT Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Team Leader, IT


Accenture Technology Solutions pays the most with a median salary of $81K, though there is little variation overall ($72K to $99K).

The lowest salaries can be found at InfoSys Limited — median pay is $71K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $62K and only reaching $93K.

Popular Skills for Team Leader, IT


IT Team Leaders seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know C# Programming Language can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 26 percent above average. Internet Information Server (IIS) and Agile Software Development are also correlated to pay that is above average, looking at an increase of 26 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people who know 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: $77,827

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For IT Team Leaders, busy San Jose offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 92 percent above the national average. IT Team Leaders can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+41 percent), New York (+30 percent), Washington (+30 percent), and St. Louis (+23 percent). The lowest-paying market is Phoenix, which sits 4 percent below the national average. Employers in Philadelphia and Dallas also lean toward paying below-median salaries (3 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

Team Leader, IT Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Team Leader, IT?

Team Leader, IT in McAllen:
"As a shift leader at papa johns I am left with re responsibl."
Pros: 50% discount the joy of giving people Pizza.
Cons: What I like least about my job is dealing with angry customers who can't be satisfied.

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Key Stats for Team Leader, IT

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 123 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

▲30%

▲20%

▲2%

National Average
$78,000

▼33%

Skills That Affect Team Leader, IT Salaries



▲25%

Agile Software Development
▲25%

▲24%


SQL
▲20%

▲20%

▲18%

Project Management
▲2%

C#
▼0%

National Average
$78,000





Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 123 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

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: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 13%
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