Team Leader, IT Salary

IT Team Leaders in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — a little over a half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $45K to $120K per year, median earnings come to $82K per year. Incomes of IT Team Leaders vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $15K cause paychecks to spread between $45K on the low end and $120K on the high end. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Men account for the majority of IT Team Leaders who responded to the questionnaire — 86 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction for IT Team Leaders is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$52,619 - $114,907
(Median)
$53K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $82,196
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$8.80 - $39.12
(Median)
$8
$20
$39
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,619 - $114,907  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,691  
Profit Sharing
$961 - $15,419  
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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$44,946 - $120,303  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 542
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$8.80 - $39.12  
   
Overtime
$5.42 - $48.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,691  
   
Profit Sharing
$961 - $15,419  
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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$44,946 - $120,303  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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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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IT Team Leaders may progress into high-paying roles like VP of Information Technology, where median compensation is $142K annually. An Information Technology Project Manager role is the most common promotion for IT Team Leaders moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $86K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for IT Team Leaders is an Information Technology Manager position, where earnings are usually $76K.

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Popular Skills for Team Leader, IT


Survey takers working as IT Team Leaders report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Oracle, C++, Linux, and Microsoft Active Server Pages are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 17 percent and 19 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Internet Information Server, Windows Operating System General Use, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Office are also skilled in Project Management and SQL.

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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $56K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $76K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $93K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $99K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Team Leader, IT Salaries



National Average
$80,000



Skills That Affect Team Leader, IT Salaries

Oracle
up arrow 19%

C++
up arrow 19%

Linux
up arrow 17%


Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
up arrow 16%

SQL
up arrow 14%

UNIX
up arrow 11%

Java
up arrow 6%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 5%

HTML
up arrow 3%

National Average
$80,000

C#
up arrow 6%



Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 13%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 126 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 10%
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