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IT managers earned a median of $120,950 in 2012, or about $58.15 per hour, according to BLS data. The best-paid earned more than $187,199, while the lowest-paid brought home a still-respectable $74,940 in 2012. The best-compensated jobs are located in Jacksonville, N.C., or the Bay Area, specifically San Francisco and San Jose, Calif.

Job Salary Year
2004 $110,170.00
2006 $101,710.00
2008 $121,680.00
2010 $112,650.00
2012 $129,130.00

Average IT Manager Pay vs. All Technology Jobs

With a mean salary of $129,130 per year, IT managers are well-paid for their work. They make considerably more than many other technology jobs, including network and computer systems administrators ($76,320), computer programmers ($78,260), database administrators ($79,120) and computer systems analysts ($83,800).

Job Name Salary
IT Manager $120,950.00
Computer Systems Analyst $79,680.00
Database Administrator $77,080.00
Computer Programmer $74,280.00
Computer Systems Administrator $72,560.00

Best Paying Cities for IT Managers

The highest paid in the it manager profession work in the metropolitan areas of Jacksonville, N.C., San Jose, Calif., and San Francisco. The New York City area also pays well, as does the city of Oakland, Calif.

Jacksonville, N.C.

Average Salary: $221,450 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of an it manager working in Jacksonville, N.C. is $221,450, which is $100,500 more than the average pay in the profession.

San Jose, Calif.

Average Salary: $179,490 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of an it manager working in San Jose, Calif. is $179,490, which is $58,540 more than the average pay in the profession.

San Francisco

Average Salary: $166,050 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of an it manager working in San Francisco is $166,050, which is $45,100 more than the average pay in the profession.

New York City

Average Salary: $159,130 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of an it manager working in New York City is $159,130, which is $38,180 more than the average pay in the profession.

Oakland, Calif.

Average Salary: $155,670 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of an it manager working in Oakland, Calif. is $155,670, which is $34,720 more than the average pay in the profession.

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Last updated by Nathan Hellman.


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