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How Much Does an IT Manager Make?

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How Much Does an IT Manager Make?

Computer and IT-related jobs are growing and continue to offer strong salary prospects to candidates with the right training. If you’re interested in advancing your IT career to management level, or if you’re a manager who wants to train for IT-focused roles, read more about what you can expect to earn as an IT manager.

Average salary for computer and information systems managers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer and information systems managers (also called IT managers*) earn an average salary of $173,670 per year ($83.49 per hour).

*Sometimes may also be referred to as “Information Systems Manager.” The job title can vary subtly depending on the job description of each unique position.

Technology management job outlook

For IT management jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the employment rate to climb 15% from 2022-2032. Factors influencing this growth may include:

  • A need for IT managers who can guide movement to digital and digitally enhanced operations by organizations of all sizes and in all industries;
  • Increased need for technology management leadership in cybersecurity, especially for government, finance, healthcare and insurance related companies; and
  • A rise in IT services outsourcing due to cloud computing, meaning more opportunities for technology manager jobs at IT consultancies and related businesses.

Average IT management salary by state

IT management salary will vary depending upon which state you live in and which industry you work for as well as your experience and qualifications.

You can look up your state on the table below to see the average annual IT management salary there:

 Average salaryMedian salary
StatePer hourPer yearPer hourPer year
Alabama$62.50$130,000$61.13$127,150
Alaska$62.39$129,780$61.26$127,430
Arizona$75.52$157,080$72.83$151,490
Arkansas$58.25$121,170$52.19$108,560
California$103.43$215,130$95.65$198,950
Colorado$86.15$179,190$81.16$168,800
Connecticut$74.92$155,830$71.71$149,150
Delaware$93.82$195,140$99.30$206,550
District of Columbia$88.04$183,120$84.56$175,880
Florida$75.87$157,810$69.71$145,000
Georgia$82.45$171,500$79.76$165,890
Hawaii$63.37$131,800$61.64$128,210
Idaho$59.82$124,430$58.01$120,650
Illinois$78.19$162,640$76.49$159,100
Indiana$61.47$127,860$60.59$126,030
Iowa$64.07$133,270$62.24$129,450
Kansas$67.62$140,650$64.08$133,290
Kentucky$60.55$125,940$58.26$121,170
Louisiana$61.09$127,060$58.54$121,760
Maine$71.27$148,240$63.95$133,020
Maryland$80.00$166,410$79.50$165,360
Massachusetts$85.01$176,820$80.75$167,950
Michigan$71.13$147,940$64.30$133,740
Minnesota$75.41$156,860$76.10$158,280
Mississippi$53.44$111,160$49.38$102,710
Missouri$68.19$141,830$64.27$133,670
Montana$58.79$122,290$49.68$103,340
Nebraska$60.48$125,800$59.59$123,940
Nevada$61.23$127,360$52.61$109,430
New Hampshire$77.34$160,860$73.55$152,990
New Jersey$97.67$203,160$85.10$177,010
New Mexico$64.41$133,970$60.93$126,740
New York$104.63$217,630$95.13$197,860
North Carolina$76.03$158,140$73.27$152,400
North Dakota$62.90$130,830$61.02$126,930
Ohio$73.07$151,980$66.45$138,210
Oklahoma$62.45$129,900$59.82$124,430
Oregon$71.81$149,370$67.46$140,310
Pennsylvania$74.66$155,290$72.11$149,980
Rhode Island$78.39$163,050$75.00$156,000
South Carolina$67.68$140,770$63.22$131,500
South Dakota$75.27$156,550$74.35$154,650
Tennessee$66.81$138,960$61.88$128,720
Texas$75.07$156,150$74.80$155,590
Utah$74.24$154,420$66.11$137,510
Vermont$68.57$142,630$60.82$126,500
Virginia$87.49$181,980$83.06$172,760
Washington$92.34$192,070$83.98$174,680
West Virginia$68.33$142,130$64.38$133,920
Wisconsin$70.36$146,360$65.51$136,250
Wyoming$59.60$123,970$49.13$102,200
Puerto Rico$42.52$88,430$37.83$78,690
Virgin Islands$41.71$86,760$38.46$80,000
All salary data courtesy of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What do IT managers do?

IT managers combine project management, operational management, and technical IT skills to ensure that:

  • Technology assets function as expected;
  • Systems and data remain secure from leaks, hacks, and loss;
  • IT technicians and other junior staff have direction; and
  • New IT & networking solutions are designed, implemented and maintained.

As an IT manager, you will need to combine “people” skills with technology skills. You may prefer an operational role—keeping things running on a daily basis—or a more strategic role in which you analyze how technology can enhance the mission of a business or organization or analyze organizational data to glean new insights about a company’s processes, people, and potential products.

Potential job titles in IT management include:

  • Computing Services Director
  • Data Processing Manager
  • Information Systems Director
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Information Systems Supervisor
  • Information Technology Director
  • Information Technology Manager
  • Management Information Systems Director
  • Technical Services Manager

All Information Technology (IT) management jobs have one thing in common: the need to stay current with the latest solutions, methods, and best practices for running information technology operations that are secure and efficient as well as innovative. Learn more about what you can do with a degree in IT management.

Become possible with Herzing University

Ready to learn more about how to become a computer or IT manager? Herzing University has multiple options to help you make it possible. Learn more about how to become an IT manager or contact us today to learn about our online IT management bachelor’s degree program!

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* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2022. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salaries. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography market in which you want to work and degree field, will affect career outcomes and earnings. Herzing neither represents that its graduates will earn the average salaries calculated by BLS for a particular job nor guarantees that graduation from its program will result in a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth.

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