Data Center Management Job Diagnosis: Healthy

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Apr 30, 2010


The recession appears to have had minimal impact on IT manager salary levels according to recent surveys conducted by Janco and Robert Half Technology. Datamation reports.


Despite some minor erosion due to the ongoing the economic downturn, IT manager salaries and benefits remain healthy.

IT manager salary levels have suffered in this economic downturn just like salaries for many other positions. Most IT managers' salaries have been flat to modestly down, as shown by the IT salary data below.

Okay, that's the bad news. The good news is that IT manager salary levels continue to be healthy. Upper five figures for the average IT manager salaries shown here, trending toward (or exceeding) six figures given bonuses and higher wages in areas like Silicon Valley and New York.

Okay, you might argue that an IT manager living in those areas needs a higher salary just to stay even -- good point. You might also argue that, since IT managers shoulder so much stress-inducing responsibilities, they, again, need a higher salary to compensate. Again, good point.

At any rate, realize the IT manager salary numbers listed below are national averages for large companies. They may vary significantly based on an IT manager's specialty, experience, industry and general level of luck.

Two sources of IT manager salary data: Salary data in this first list is courtesy of Janco. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see IT manager salary data from Robert Half Technology.

Read the rest of "IT Manager Salary" at Datamation

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