Salary for Computer and Information Systems Managers

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Also known as:  Application Development Director, Chief Technology Officer, Computer Operations Manager, Computer Security Manager, Data Operations Director, Data Processing Manager, Information Systems Director, Information Systems Manager, Information Technology Director, Information Technology Systems Director helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Often referred to as IT (information technology) managers, Computer and Information Systems Managers are responsible for directing, planning and coordinating computer activities and other technology related activities and other technology-related tasks. A bachelor's degree or higher along with work experience in a related field of work is usually required to be considered for this position. Many IT managers have graduate-level degrees.

A Computer or Information Systems Manager will usually earn a compensation of around $90,430 and $208,000 based on levels of tenure. can earn an average compensation of one hundred and sixty-one thousand seven hundred and thirty dollars per year.

have the best average compensation in California, where they earn normal pay levels of just about $198,210. People in this job function are compensated the highest in Information, where they receive normal pay levels of $179,580.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 68.50 percent nationwide in that time.


Computer and Information Systems Managers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Retail Trade
Finance and Insurance
Management of Companies and Enterprises

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
Accommodation and Food Services
Public Administration
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Health Care and Social Assistance
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