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Computer and Information Systems Manager Salary Information

The salary statistics of computer and information systems managers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of computer and information systems managers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The computer and information systems managers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Computer and Information Systems Manager Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
$161,520
50th Percentile Wage
$127,640
25th Percentile Wage
$99,320
10th Percentile Wage
$78,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer and information systems managers. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $161,520. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $127,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $78,470. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is almost 105% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $127,640 2.98%
2013 $123,950 2.48%
2012 $120,950 2.49%
2011 $118,010 1.93%
2010 $115,780 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for computer and information systems managers from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 10.24%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 2.48%. We also note that the average annual wage had a moderate growth of 2.49% in 2012 and a moderate growth of 1.93% in 2011.

Table 3. Average Salary of Computer and Information Systems Managers vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Computer and Information Systems Managers
$127,640
Financial Managers
$115,320
Industrial Production Managers
$92,470
Purchasing Managers
$106,090
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$85,400
Compensation and Benefits Managers
$108,070
Human Resources Managers
$102,780

Table 4. Computer and Information Systems Manager Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of computer and information systems managers in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for computer and information systems managers occupations is the information sector with an annual salary $143,680. The lowest paying sector is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector (annual salary $80,120).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Information
$143,680
Mining
$141,580
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$134,420
Finance and Insurance
$132,580
Manufacturing
$130,970
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$130,790
Wholesale Trade
$125,170
Utilities
$123,900
Retail Trade
$123,200
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$121,380
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$119,670
Construction
$117,770
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$115,140
Health Care and Social Assistance
$113,510
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$112,410
Transportation and Warehousing
$110,490
Federal, State, and Local Government
$105,300
Educational Services
$100,820
Accommodation and Food Services
$98,120
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$80,120

Table 5. Median Annual Wage of Computer and Information Systems Managers by States

From the above tables we note that not only computer and information systems managers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of computer and information systems managers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $65,140 to $149,720. The highest paying state for computer and information systems managers is California with a median annual salary of $149,720. The lowest paying state is Virgin Islands with a median annual salary of $65,140. For more salary information of computer and information systems managers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
California
$149,720
Delaware
$146,810
District of Columbia
$145,830
Virginia
$145,820
New York
$144,580
New Jersey
$143,450
Colorado
$140,040
Maryland
$138,150
Washington
$137,570
Massachusetts
$133,510
Texas
$132,300
Rhode Island
$127,960
Florida
$126,820
Connecticut
$126,250
North Carolina
$124,420
Pennsylvania
$123,260
Georgia
$122,430
Vermont
$122,150
Minnesota
$121,410
Arizona
$120,510
South Dakota
$117,410
Illinois
$117,340
New Hampshire
$116,360
Alabama
$114,990
Iowa
$113,800
Ohio
$113,640
Utah
$113,140
Missouri
$112,610
Nebraska
$109,380
Alaska
$109,150
Nevada
$108,910
Oregon
$108,370
Wisconsin
$106,710
Tennessee
$104,950
Michigan
$103,390
New Mexico
$102,260
South Carolina
$102,260
Kansas
$101,940
Arkansas
$101,460
Indiana
$101,210
Idaho
$97,640
Kentucky
$97,610
West Virginia
$97,070
North Dakota
$95,210
Maine
$93,990
Hawaii
$93,640
Oklahoma
$93,310
Montana
$92,000
Louisiana
$86,420
Wyoming
$82,550
Mississippi
$80,240
Puerto Rico
$68,880
Guam
$66,360
Virgin Islands
$65,140