Average Information Technology (IT) Manager Salary

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The average salary for an Information Technology (IT) Manager is $87,360.
MEDIAN $87,360
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$53k - $131k
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$650 - $13k
$15 - $19k
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$50k - $140k

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Job Description for Information Technology (IT) Manager

Information Technology (IT) Manager Tasks
  • 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.
  • Prepare, maintain and keep updated IT procedures and documentation related to our processes and platforms operations.
  • Supervise, hire, and train IT Department employees.

Popular Employer Salaries for Information Technology (IT) Manager

The top respondents for the job title Information Technology (IT) Manager are from the companies Accenture, Deloitte Consulting LLP and U.S. Air Force (USAF). Reported salaries are highest at Deloitte Consulting LLP where the average pay is $132,937. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Accenture and Capgemini, earning around $120,461 and $106,557, respectively. U.S. Air Force (USAF) pays the lowest at around $70,228. U.S. Army and Cognizant also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $95,865 and $102,598, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Manager

Skills in Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Active Directory and Network Management / Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology (IT) Manager

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 $60,127 based on 144 salaries. An early career Information Technology (IT) Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,142 based on 2,650 salaries. A mid-career Information Technology (IT) Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,612 based on 3,830 salaries. An experienced Information Technology (IT) Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $93,081 based on 8,780 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $99,912.
Employees with Information Technology (IT) Manager in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 23.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (16.4% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (14.7% more).

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