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Computer and Information Systems Managers

Other names for this job might include Application Development Director, Business Analyst, Business Intelligence Systems Manager, Chief Information Officer, Chief Technical Officer, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Computer Operations Manager, Computer Programming Manager, Computer Project Manager, Computer Security Manager

  • $145740
  • 72%
    Job satisfaction
  • Quite Hard
    Becoming one
  • High
    Job growth
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How Much Do IT Managers Make In 2018

In this salary guide, you will find out how much do Computer and Information Systems Managers make.

After reading this, you will be able to make a decision if working as a Computer and Information Systems Manager will suit your financial goals (e.g: buying a home, BMW or just your target salary goal).

Average salary

Annual salary
$145740 per year
Hourly wage
$70.07 per hour

One of the most popular questions we get from our readers here at OwlGuru is how much do IT Managers make per year and what is their hourly wage.

According to BLS, the average annual salary of IT Managers is $145740. Their salary can also be as low as $82360 if you’re still a newbie with no experience to over $# if you have a ton of experience under your belt.

The typical hourly pay is $70.07 and can range from $39.60 to $# which also depends if you’re a newbie or a professional.

Just like any other job, the salary of An IT Manager will vary based on your education and experience level.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.
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After comparing how much do IT Managers make with other careers, they have a salary rank of A.

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Salary range

Highest (Top 10%)Over $100Over $200,000
Senior (Top 25%)$82.05$170670
Middle (Mid 50%)$65.29$135800
Junior (Bottom 25%)$50.62$105290
No experience (Bottom 10%)$39.60$82360

Entry-level IT Managers who starts out at $105290 can expect to make $135800 after 3-5 years of experience in the field.

The bottom 10% makes less than $39.60 per hour while the top 10% makes over $# per hour.

While the median wage is $135800 per annum or $65.29 per hour.

Depending on who you work for, you might also get overtime pay.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.

Highest paying industries

Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Securities and Commodity Exchanges96.65201030
Support Activities for Mining84.26175270
Other Information Services82.23171040
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing81.71169960
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage81.1168700
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)80.33167080
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities79.61165580
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank78.05162330
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media77.92162080
Satellite Telecommunications77.54161280
Other Financial Investment Activities77.39160980
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers77.35160880
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles76.75159650
Software Publishers75.64157330
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing74.54155040
Nondepository Credit Intermediation73.87153650
Publishing Industries (except Internet)73.66153210
Motion Picture and Video Industries73.56153000
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences73.38152630
Other Building Equipment Contractors73.11152070
Scientific Research and Development Services73.01151860
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events72.86151550
Consumer Goods Rental72.84151510
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries72.49150780
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing72.14150060
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing71.94149640
Cable and Other Subscription Programming71.93149620
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing71.71149150
Wired Telecommunications Carriers71.48148680
Communications Equipment Manufacturing70.67147000
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services70.55146740
Oil and Gas Extraction70.26146140
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation69.49144550
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing69.49144530
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil69.38144300
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services69.34144230
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries69.32144180
Computer Systems Design and Related Services69.08143690
Natural Gas Distribution69.05143620
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing68.79143080
Specialty hospitals, State government owned68.77143040
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers68.69142880
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing68.63142750
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services68.61142700
Finance and Insurance68.31142080
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities68.02141470
Amusement Parks and Arcades67.89141200
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing67.86141160
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers67.85141120
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation67.72140860
Management of Companies and Enterprises67.22139810
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses67.18139730
All industries, private ownership only67.08139520
Legal Services67139360
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors66.99139330
Broadcasting (except Internet)66.99139330
Engineering Services66.95139250
Waste Treatment and Disposal66.74138810
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services66.46138240
Nonstore Retailers66.44138190
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services66.13137560
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services65.98137230
Pipeline Transportation65.97137210
Federal Executive Branch65.92137110
Depository Credit Intermediation65.91137100
Federal government, including the US Postal Service65.74136740
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods65.56136350
Chemical Manufacturing65.53136300
All industries65.52136280
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers64.92135030
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas64.89134980
Other Telecommunications64.81134810
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing64.65134480
Other Insurance Related Activities64.56134290
Pharmacies and Drug Stores64.45134050
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing64.43134010
Testing Laboratories64.37133900
Travel Agencies64.3133750
Health and Personal Care Stores64.25133640
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers64.07133270
Couriers and Express Delivery Services63.96133030
Wholesale Trade63.95133020
Sound Recording Industries63.87132850
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores63.8132690
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)63.69132470
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services63.68132450
Rental and Leasing Services63.66132410
Other Support Services63.64132370
Spectator Sports63.63132360
Insurance Carriers63.62132330
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing63.57132230
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers63.55132170
Scheduled Air Transportation63.53132140
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing63.46132000
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing63.43131940
Air Transportation63.43131930
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities63.39131850
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities63.32131700
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners63.25131570
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation63.18131410
Activities Related to Real Estate63.12131290
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing63.07131180
Retail Trade63.06131170
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing63.02131090
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)63.01131060
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations62.91130850
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction62.9130840
Employment Services62.89130810
Water Transportation62.82130670
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services62.82130660
Utility System Construction62.8130620
Rail Transportation62.79130610
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing62.79130600
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction62.77130560
Basic Chemical Manufacturing62.75130510
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing62.69130390
Water, Sewage and Other Systems62.64130300
Couriers and Messengers62.63130270
Office Administrative Services62.58130170
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities62.49129980
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers62.39129760
Newspaper Publishers62.24129450
Miscellaneous Store Retailers62.2129380
Support Activities for Water Transportation62.07129110
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations61.87128690
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned61.86128670
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing61.84128630
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned61.73128400
Building Equipment Contractors61.66128250
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing61.54128010
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing61.53127970
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers61.47127870
Miscellaneous Manufacturing61.39127700
Residential Building Construction61.23127360
Television Broadcasting61.15127200
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services61.15127190
Administrative and Support Services61.14127170
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services61.12127120
Radio and Television Broadcasting61.01126900
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers60.88126640
Real Estate60.75126350
Nonscheduled Air Transportation60.66126160
Radio Broadcasting60.56125970
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation60.32125460
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers60.25125330
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing60.25125320
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution60.11125020
Security Systems Services59.83124440
Specialty Trade Contractors59.82124430
Construction of Buildings59.71124200
Postal Service (federal government)59.68124140
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages59.68124130
Waste Management and Remediation Services59.68124130
Food and Beverage Stores59.37123500
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing59.34123440
Hospitals, State government owned59.29123320
Lessors of Real Estate59.28123300
Offices of Other Health Practitioners59.24123210
Specialized Design Services59.2123140
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations59.18123090
Hardware Manufacturing59.16123060
Offices of Physicians59.13122990
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers59.12122960
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing59.11122950
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned59.02122760
Hospitals, Privately owned59122720
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance58.99122700
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries58.98122680
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)58.89122490
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers58.85122410
Nonresidential Building Construction58.81122320
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing58.67122030
Other Food Manufacturing58.65121990
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)58.43121530
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing58.37121400
Electronics and Appliance Stores58.34121350
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)58.34121350
Machinery Manufacturing58.32121300
Grocery Stores58.3121260
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories58.19121040
Grantmaking and Giving Services58.18121020
Tobacco Manufacturing58.14120930
Apparel Manufacturing58.12120890
Repair and Maintenance58.11120860
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing58.1120850
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods58.03120700
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers58.01120670
Investigation and Security Services58.01120660
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing57.97120570
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing57.95120540
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing57.89120410
Educational Support Services, Privately owned57.88120390
Ambulatory Health Care Services57.87120380
Paper Manufacturing57.84120320
Support Activities for Air Transportation57.77120160
Outpatient Care Centers57.71120040
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)57.61119830
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing57.58119760
Direct Selling Establishments57.51119610
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers57.47119540
Photographic Services57.24119060
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services57.06118680
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers56.99118540
Mining (except Oil and Gas)56.86118260
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries56.84118230
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers56.82118170
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills56.72117980
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers56.57117660
Household Appliance Manufacturing56.38117260
Dairy Product Manufacturing56.36117230
Services to Buildings and Dwellings56.33117170
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)56.3117110
Food Manufacturing56.2116900
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned56.03116540
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing55.7115860
Business Support Services55.7115850
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers55.69115830
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services55.49115420
Other Personal Services55.49115410
Transportation and Warehousing55.36115150
Support Activities for Transportation55.35115130
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers55.33115080
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel55.31115050
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing55.31115040
Social Advocacy Organizations55.29115000
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing55.28114990
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing55.1114600
Home Health Care Services54.94114280
Junior colleges, Privately owned54.92114240
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors54.87114130
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers54.82114030
Grain and Oilseed Milling54.79113960
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing54.77113930
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills54.72113820
Personal and Laundry Services54.7113780
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers54.56113490
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing54.55113460
Telephone Call Centers54.5113350
Beverage Manufacturing54.42113200
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)54.33113010
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned54.29112920
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing54.24112810
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services54.12112570
Waste Collection54.11112550
Educational Services, Privately owned54.1112520
Textile Mills54.07112460
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing54.05112420
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned54.03112390
Hospitals, Local government owned54.03112370
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing53.99112300
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned53.92112150
Freight Transportation Arrangement53.91112130
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers53.77111850
Plastics Product Manufacturing53.65111590
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities53.56111400
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing53.02110290
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing53.02110280
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers53.02110280
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing52.78109790
Facilities Support Services52.53109260
Federal, State, and Local Government52.44109080
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service52.44109080
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned52.4108990
Sporting Goods Stores52.36108920
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing52.35108890
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)52.28108750
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions52.27108710
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing52.25108670
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing52.24108650
Social Assistance52.19108560
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned52.11108390
Printing and Related Support Activities51.98108110
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)51.96108080
Religious Organizations51.94108030
Gambling Industries51.87107900
Other Residential Care Facilities51.73107600
Performing Arts Companies51.71107550
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service51.63107380
Other Wood Product Manufacturing51.41106930
Casino Hotels51.4106920
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing51.38106870
Specialized Freight Trucking51.37106850
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing51.25106600
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)51.21106520
Warehousing and Storage50.94105960
Individual and Family Services50.85105760
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)50.77105600
Vocational Rehabilitation Services50.61105270
Accommodation and Food Services50.46104950
Wood Product Manufacturing50.43104890
Traveler Accommodation50.37104780
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned50.35104720
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing49.94103870
Rubber Product Manufacturing49.91103820
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing49.89103780
Other Textile Product Mills49.84103660
Truck Transportation49.81103600
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing49.78103550
Primary Metal Manufacturing49.66103300
Local government, including schools and hospitals49.45102860
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals49.38102710
Educational Services, State government owned49.37102680
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters49.36102660
Animal Slaughtering and Processing49.35102650
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing49.32102590
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing49.27102480
General Freight Trucking49.15102230
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing48.96101850
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)48.81101530
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services48.8101490
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores48.73101370
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores48.64101170
Junior colleges, Local government owned48.62101130
Textile Product Mills48.43100720
Educational Services, Local government owned48.35100560
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers48.32100500
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing48.29100450
Automobile Dealers48.23100320
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities48.08100000
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned48.0799980
State government, including schools and hospitals47.9999820
Civic and Social Organizations47.9499710
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly47.899420
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers47.7499290
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing47.5698920
Machine Shops47.5298850
Animal Food Manufacturing47.4198600
Home Furnishings Stores46.9897710
Forging and Stamping46.5996900
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores46.5496800
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)46.3796450
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing46.296090
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals46.1896050
Building Material and Supplies Dealers45.8395320
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned45.7595150
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned45.5894810
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)45.5794790
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities45.2194030
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers44.7993160
Educational Support Services, Local government owned44.692770
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities44.0591620
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting43.7591000
Ambulance Services43.7591000
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry43.289860
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing42.3488060
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities42.2187790
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)41.9587260
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing41.7886900
Junior colleges, State government owned39.8182800
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned38.2679590
Veterinary Services36.7376400
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation34.2371210

Not all industries pay the same for Computer and Information Systems Managers.

One of the easiest way to increase your salary is to change industries and find a higher paying one.

Highest paying states


Another simple way to boost your pay as An IT Manager is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NY doesn’t mean you will make more overall. This is because the expenses at NY may be 2x higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to the BLS, the highest paid / most successful IT Managers are in the states of NY, CA, NJ, VA and DE. The average salary in NY is $166560.

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