Team Leader, IT Salary

IT Team Leaders in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and a little over a half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $82K per year, but may range from $44K to $120K per year. Cash earnings for IT Team Leaders — including $15K in bonuses and $16K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $44K to $120K depending on individual performance. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of IT Team Leaders (86 percent) who took the survey are men. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for IT Team Leaders, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$52,593 - $114,883
(Median)
$53K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $82,270
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50%
90%

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$8.59 - $38.60
(Median)
$8
$19
$39
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,593 - $114,883  
   
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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$44,291 - $120,065  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 541
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$8.59 - $38.60  
   
Overtime
$5.42 - $48.38  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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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$44,291 - $120,065  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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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 experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as VP of Information Technology. The latter position pays an average of $142K annually. 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 $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 Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 17 percent and 20 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Internet Information Server, Windows Operating System General Use, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. Those familiar with Microsoft Office also tend to know 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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $56K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $76K. IT Team Leaders bring in $93K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of 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
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Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
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UNIX
up arrow 11%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 6%

Java
up arrow 4%

HTML
up arrow 2%

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 123 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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