Team Leader, IT Salary

With slightly more than half of IT Team Leaders in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for IT Team Leaders is $83K annually and can range from $39K on the lower end to $120K per year near the higher end. Cash earnings of IT Team Leaders can occasionally include $15K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $39K to almost $120K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for IT Team Leaders, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male IT Team Leaders survey respondents than women, making up 84 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$52,908 - $116,505
(Median)
$53K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,887
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$8.71 - $37.36
(Median)
$8
$17
$37
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,908 - $116,505  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,044  
Profit Sharing
$966 - $15,456  
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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$38,926 - $120,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 623
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$8.71 - $37.36  
   
Overtime
$5.25 - $49.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,044  
   
Profit Sharing
$966 - $15,456  
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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$38,926 - $120,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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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 who transition into a Solutions Architect role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $119K per year. Becoming an Information Technology Project Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that IT Team Leaders move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $86K. Another frequent advance is for IT Team Leaders to assume an Information Technology Manager role; in this role, workers often earn $77K.

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Popular Skills for Team Leader, IT


IT Team Leaders seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Oracle, Linux, SQL, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 15 percent and 19 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Office. The majority of those who know 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.


For many IT Team Leaders, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $56K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $77K. IT Team Leaders bring in $94K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $102K.

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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%

Linux
up arrow 17%

SQL
up arrow 15%


UNIX
up arrow 10%

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Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 4%

HTML
up arrow 4%

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National Average
$80,000

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 2%

C#
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.NET
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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