Pay for IT Team Leaders in the United States sits in the ballpark of $84K per year. Overall cash earnings for IT Team Leaders stretch from $34K on the lower end to $123K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $15K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by experience level and the particular employer. Job satisfaction for IT Team Leaders is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$52,585 - $120,131
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MEDIAN: $84,464
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$9.23 - $33.59
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,585 - $120,131  
   
Bonus
$489.36 - $15,280  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $10,067  
Total Pay (?
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$33,561 - $123,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 564
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.23 - $33.59  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.33  
Overtime
$8.07 - $53.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$489.36 - $15,280  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $10,067  
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 - $123,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 148

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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

  • Execute technical strategies to increase efficiency and service.
  • Interface with other departments to resolve complex or emergent operational problems.
  • 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.

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. More often than not, an Information Technology Project Manager role is the next step for IT Team Leaders moving up in the field. Information Technology Project Managers usually make $86K per year. Many other IT Team Leaders choose to take on an Information Technology Manager role, where salaries are typically $77K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Team Leader, IT


Accenture Technology Solutions offers the best pay with a median salary of $81K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $72K and maxing out at just $99K.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $62K to just $93K — but InfoSys Limited offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $71K.

Popular Skills for Team Leader, IT


Survey results imply that IT Team Leaders deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Lucky workers who know C# Programming Language can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 23 percent above average. Agile Software Development and .NET are also correlated to pay that is above average, with an increase 23 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 experienced in Microsoft Office also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Team Leader, IT

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


IT Team Leaders generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $53K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $79K on average — a distinctly larger sum. IT Team Leaders with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $94K. 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 $102K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,602

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

San Jose is home to an above-average pay rate for IT Team Leaders, 81 percent higher than the national average. IT Team Leaders will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+34 percent), New York (+26 percent), Washington (+25 percent), and Houston (+24 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Dallas, 7 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 7 percent less in Phoenix and 3 percent less in Philadelphia, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Team Leader, IT

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Team Leader, IT Salaries



National Average
$80,000



Skills That Affect Team Leader, IT Salaries

C# Programming Language
up arrow 23%

.NET
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Agile Software Development
up arrow 22%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 21%

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SQL
up arrow 16%

up arrow 15%

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Project Management
0%

National Average
$80,000

C#
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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