Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salary

Just below three-fifths of Information Technology Supervisors in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $41K to $107K per year, but median earnings come to around $71K annually. Total cash compensation to Information Technology Supervisors bottoms out near $41K and approaches $107K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $13K from bonuses and almost $15K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Male Information Technology Supervisors far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$45,908 - $107,646
$46K
$71K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,314
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50%
90%

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$12.16 - $38.23
$12
$22
$38
MEDIAN: $21.51
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$0$107K
Salary $45,908 - $107,646
Bonus $253.42 - $13,908
Profit Sharing $193.92 - $13,395
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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$41,128 - $107,028
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 523
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $12.16 - $38.23
Overtime $21.06 - $43.86
Annual Data $0$107K
Bonus $253.42 - $13,908
Profit Sharing $193.92 - $13,395
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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$41,128 - $107,028
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 88

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Job Description for Information Technology (IT) Supervisor

Information technology (IT) supervisors, also called IT managers, are responsible for an organization's computer network. Their duties may vary based on industry, but they are typically tasked with implementing security measures, managing user access, and maintaining network operations. As a supervisor, they also typically oversee a team of IT professionals.

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Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Tasks

  • Monitor user requests and system issues.
  • Create reports and provide a means to verify the integrity of existing infrastructure.
  • Research new hardware and software products for procurement.
  • Direct the training of IT personnel.
  • Server and data management support and manage the day to day operations of assigned staff.

Common Career Paths for Information Technology (IT) Supervisor


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While Information Technology Supervisors do not often become Information Technology Directors, the job pays $103K per year on average. Information Technology Supervisors most often move into positions as Information Technology Managers or Information Technology Project Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $7K higher and $16K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Supervisor


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Cisco Networking, Linux, Project Management, and Network Management / Administration are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 12 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Hardware Technician, Help Desk / Desktop Support, and Windows Operating System General Use. Aptitude in Computer Hardware Technician tends to also indicate an understanding of Help Desk / Desktop Support.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology (IT) Supervisor

Pay by Experience for an Information Technology (IT) Supervisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Information Technology (IT) Supervisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 157 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Information Technology (IT) Supervisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 190 salaries. An experienced Information Technology (IT) Supervisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 302 salaries. An Information Technology (IT) Supervisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 107 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,301

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

Columbus is home to an above-average pay rate for Information Technology Supervisors, 19 percent higher than the national average. Information Technology Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+14 percent), San Diego (+13 percent), Seattle (+11 percent), and Cleveland (+4 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Information Technology Supervisors is geography, with workers in Cincinnati earning a whopping 27 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Dallas and Phoenix (16 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively).

Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Information Technology (IT) Supervisor?

Information Technology (IT) Supervisor in Effingham:
"Agvance IT department do all."
Pros: Never a dull moment, always filling in and creating new techniques and teaching others the program.
Cons: Not enough appreciation for all the work I do around the entire company.

Information Technology (IT) Supervisor in Effingham:
"Agvance IT department do all."
Pros: Never a dull moment, always filling in and creating new techniques and teaching others the program.
Cons: Not enough appreciation for all the work I do around the entire company.

Information Technology (IT) Supervisor in Seattle:
"Perfect."
Pros: Excellent job and perfect job I like it.
Cons: Baddest job ever and I hate it so much.

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Key Stats for Information Technology (IT) Supervisor

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 127 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Information Technology (IT) Supervisor Salaries

▲10%

▲10%

National Average
$70,000

▼2%

▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 127 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 9%
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