Team Leader, IT Salary

IT Team Leaders in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with slightly more than half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $82K annually on average but can range from $43K to $120K per year. Total incomes of IT Team Leaders incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $15K from bonuses and close to $16K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $43K and $120K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. IT Team Leaders who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 86 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$52,745 - $115,445

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$8.62 - $36.04

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,745 - $115,445  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,619  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $15,521  
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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$43,179 - $120,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 547
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$8.62 - $36.04  
   
Overtime
$5.42 - $48.38  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,619  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $15,521  
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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$43,179 - $120,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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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 sometimes assume positions such as Solutions Architects. That role pays $118K per year on average. 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


IT Team Leaders seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Oracle, C++, and Linux are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 19 percent, and 17 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Internet Information Server, Windows Operating System General Use, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. Those proficient in Microsoft Office are, more often than not, 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $55K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $76K. IT Team Leaders bring in $93K after working for 10 to 20 years. IT Team Leaders with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $98K.

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Experience Affects Team Leader, IT Salaries



National Average
$80,000



Skills That Affect Team Leader, IT Salaries

Oracle
up arrow 20%

C++
up arrow 19%

Linux
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SQL
up arrow 16%

Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
up arrow 16%

UNIX
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Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 5%

Java
up arrow 5%

HTML
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National Average
$80,000

C#
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 13%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 121 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
39%
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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