Configuration Manager Salary

Median pay for Configuration Managers in the United States is around $84K per year. Final cash compensation to Configuration Managers varies from around $50K to approximately $124K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K and $6K, respectively. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Configuration Managers making up 52 percent of survey respondents. A large number claim medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision coverage. Most Configuration Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$53,978 - $119,135
$54K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,871
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$17.64 - $58.72
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$0$121K
Salary $53,978 - $119,135
Bonus $0.00 - $10,113
Profit Sharing $301.00 - $6,492
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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$49,430 - $121,042
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 212
Hourly Data $0$58
Hourly Rate $17.64 - $58.72
Overtime $36.00
Annual Data $0$121K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,113
Profit Sharing $301.00 - $6,492
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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$49,430 - $121,042
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 32

Job Description for Configuration Manager

Configuration manager positions are available in a wide range of industries, but they are most commonly found in technology-based businesses. Although these positions may not have specific educational requirements, gaining an entry-level position in this field (needed for eventual promotion to managerial status) often requires at least a bachelor's degree in a relevant field. The experience level for these openings varies by company, but extensive work as a systems administrator with knowledge of the technologies used within the hiring company is usually the minimum requirement. The position often requires security clearances and sometimes requires specific certifications; these are generally specific to individual companies and/or projects.

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Configuration Manager Tasks

  • Identify, organize, and control software and hardware configuration changes.
  • Identify and coordinate processes for version management, system build, backup and recovery, archiving, and change management.
  • Support and facilitate auditing and reporting.
  • Oversee baseline configurations for applications, software, and hardware assets.

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Popular Skills for Configuration Manager


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Build Management, Hardware Configuration, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent, 5 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Change Management and People Management. It is often found that people who know Project Management are also skilled in Hardware Configuration.

Pay by Experience Level for Configuration Manager

Pay by Experience for a Configuration Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Configuration Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 78 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Configuration Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 96 salaries. An experienced Configuration Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 89 salaries. A Configuration Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 37 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,903

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Configuration Managers will find that Denver offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 40 percent. Configuration Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+24 percent), Washington (+20 percent), Atlanta (+13 percent), and Baltimore (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is Dayton, which sits 27 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers pay around 20 percent less in San Antonio and 17 percent less in Salt Lake City, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Configuration Manager

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Configuration Manager Salaries

▲14%

▲14%

▼0%

National Average
$81,000

▼18%

Skills That Affect Configuration Manager Salaries

Build Management
▲33%




National Average
$81,000

People Management
▼4%

Change Management
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
no benefits
None: 8%