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Average Information Technology (IT) Manager Salary in Canada

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The average salary for an Information Technology (IT) Manager in Canada is C$85,074.
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What Do Information Technology (IT) Managers Do?

Information Technology (IT) Manager Tasks
  • Prepare, maintain and keep updated IT procedures and documentation related to our processes and platforms operations.
  • Supervise, hire, and train IT Department employees.
  • Manage resources and processes required to design, plan, and support all information products and services.
  • Research and evaluate new technologies to be used as enhancements or upgrades to existing server, network, and other IT infrastructure equipment.

Job Satisfaction for Information Technology (IT) Manager

4.1 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Information Technology (IT) Manager are from the companies YKK AP America, OZZ Electric and Martinrea International Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Deloitte where the average pay is C$122,500. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include YKK AP America and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), earning around C$121,500 and C$102,439, respectively. Charcoal Group of Restaurants pays the lowest at around C$53,458. Martinrea International Inc. and OZZ Electric also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$84,250 and C$90,000, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Managers?

Skills in Project Management and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Exchange, IT Security & Infrastructure and Network Management / Administration.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology (IT) Managers?

An entry-level Information Technology (IT) Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$65,649 based on 15 salaries. An early career Information Technology (IT) Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$72,266 based on 223 salaries. A mid-career Information Technology (IT) Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$77,612 based on 392 salaries. An experienced Information Technology (IT) Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$88,057 based on 1,021 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$93,929.
Employees with Information Technology (IT) Manager in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 17.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Toronto, Ontario (9.2% more) and Edmonton, Alberta (4.0% more).

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