Team Leader, IT Salary

Over one-half of IT Team Leaders in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $39K to $120K per year, but median earnings come to around $83K per year. Overall cash earnings for IT Team Leaders vary widely between $39K and $120K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $15K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The majority of IT Team Leaders claim high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 84 percent of IT Team Leaders are male. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$52,908 - $116,505
(Median)
$53K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,887
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50%
90%

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$8.71 - $37.36
(Median)
$8
$17
$37
MEDIAN: $16.00
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50%
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 (?
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 - $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.

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As IT Team Leaders transition into upper-level roles such as Solutions Architect, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Solutions Architects earn $119K on average per year. More often than not, an Information Technology Project Manager role is the next step for IT Team Leaders moving up in the field. Information Technology Project Managers usually make $86K per year. Many other IT Team Leaders choose to take on an Information Technology Manager role, where salaries are typically $77K.

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Popular Skills for Team Leader, IT


IT Team Leaders report using a deep pool of skills on the job. 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


IT Team Leaders with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $56K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $77K. IT Team Leaders bring in $94K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $102K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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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%

up arrow 6%

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#
up arrow 3%

.NET
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 13%

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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