Pay for IT Team Leaders in the United States sits in the ballpark of $84K annually. Total cash compensation for IT Team Leaders runs from $33K to $122K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $15K and profit sharing that can reach almost $10K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by career duration and the particular employer. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$52,867 - $119,015
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$53K
$84K
$120K
MEDIAN: $84,012
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$9.19 - $34.37
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$9
$17
$34
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,867 - $119,015  
   
Bonus
$302.01 - $14,946  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,213  
Total Pay (?
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$32,562 - $121,809  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 502
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.19 - $34.37  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.33  
Overtime
$9.70 - $55.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$302.01 - $14,946  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,213  
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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$32,562 - $121,809  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 138
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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 go on to become Solutions Architects may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Solutions Architects is $119K annually. Going from IT Team Leader to Information Technology Project Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $86K. Many others choose to work as Information Technology Managers, where pay is typically $77K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Team Leader, IT


The biggest paychecks can be found at Accenture Technology Solutions — the median salary there is $82K.

IT Team Leaders will find the worst pay at InfoSys Limited, where the median salary crawls in at $71K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $93K, leaving little room for growth.

Popular Skills for Team Leader, IT


IT Team Leaders seem to require a rather large skill set. Lucky workers who know .NET can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 22 percent above average. C# Programming Language and Internet Information Server (IIS) are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 20 percent and 22 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Windows Operating System General Use. 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of IT Team Leaders. The average beginner in this position makes around $54K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $78K. IT Team Leaders see a median salary of $92K after reaching one to two decades on the job. IT Team Leaders who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $99K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,013

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For IT Team Leaders, working in the bustling city of San Jose has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. IT Team Leaders can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+35 percent), San Francisco (+27 percent), Houston (+25 percent), and New York (+25 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 9 percent south of the national average, can be found in Phoenix.

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Experience Affects Team Leader, IT Salaries



National Average
$79,000



Skills That Affect Team Leader, IT Salaries

.NET
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C# Programming Language
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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UNIX
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SQL
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$79,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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