Team Leader, IT Salary (United States)

A Team Leader, IT earns an average salary of $82,385 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Oracle, Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP), SQL, Project Management, and C++. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Team Leader, IT Total Pay (?
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$51,367 - $116,304
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MEDIAN: $82,384
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Team Leader, IT Total Pay (?
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$8.76 - $37.16
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,367 - $116,304  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,819  
Profit Sharing
$1,927 - $15,772  
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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$45,957 - $122,802  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 588
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$8.76 - $37.16  
   
Overtime
$8.68 - $49.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,819  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,927 - $15,772  
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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$45,957 - $122,802  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 588
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Job Description for Team Leader, IT
The IT team leader (commonly called "team lead") is responsible for providing leadership in all aspects of a project or task including but not limited to its technical, administrative and operational needs. The IT team leader manages a team of IT personnel in task scheduling and status report preparation. He or she is also responsible for overseeing problem escalation. The IT team leader collaborates with stakeholders to resolve project issues, manages resource allocation and executes technical strategies with the ultimate goal of increasing project efficiency. The minimum educational requirement for this job is a bachelor's degree in a technical or business field or an equivalent combination of education, work and/or training experience. A minimum of 5 to 8 years of work experience as a senior staff member in a similar project is also required. Strong technical know-how is also a must. The personality characteristics looked for in this position are leadership and organizational skills, great attention to detail, and high tolerance for stress. The IT team leader is usually hired by a project or program manager to whom he or she also reports. In the same manner, a project team consisting of varied technical people such business or systems analysts, application developers, QA testers, and/or documentation specialists reports directly to him or her. The IT team leader works in an office in his company's location. Although he or she is supposed to keep regular hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the IT team leader oftentimes is required to stay late to attend to critical project issues. He or she may also be required to attend meetings. Many organizations hire IT team leaders, especially those that are involved in contracting work or consultancy.
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.

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Pay Difference By Location
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Atlanta
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Philadelphia
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New York
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National Average
$81,000
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Experience Affects Team Leader, IT Salaries

National Average
$81,000

Skills That Affect Team Leader, IT Salaries

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Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
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SQL
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C++
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Java
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Linux
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Microsoft SQL Server
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HTML
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National Average
$81,000
Microsoft Office
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Gender
Female
15%
female alumni
 
Male
85%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 9%
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