Systems Manager Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$112,000
$84,000
$112,000
$150,000
The average Systems Manager makes about $112,756 per year. That's $54.21 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $84,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $151,000. Many of Systems Managers seem to be drawn to Technology and Professional companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case Systems Managers tend to work at Insurance, Technology, and Retail companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that California, New York and Virginia pay Systems Managers the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
New York, NY
$128,634
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Map of Systems Manager Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Systems Managers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Systems Manager Salary By Location

While a Systems Manager can average a salary of $112,756 per year, or $54.21 per hour, there are many opportunities for Systems Managers to make more. For example, in Cupertino, CA you might make $145,401 per year. Other high-paying locations include New York, NY, Jersey City, NJ and Washington, DC. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Cupertino, CA where the average starting salary is $95,000. The highest paying states for Systems Managers include California, New York and Virginia. Meanwhile, Hawaii, Louisiana, and Alaska offer the lowest salaries.

Average Systems Manager Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a Systems Manager, being employed by a company such as Cooley or Netflix would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Facebook and Apple also report highly competitive salaries for Systems Managers.
Company
Average Salary
$154,913
$155k
$141,637
$142k
$141,567
$142k
$137,640
$138k
$135,624
$136k

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Average Systems Manager Pay By Industry

As we previously stated, Systems Manager salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that Insurance, Technology, and Retail companies tend to offer much higher salaries for Systems Managers. For example, Systems Managers make a whopping average salary of $115,207 while working for Insurance companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $114,584 at Technology companies and $114,285 at Retail companies. But Systems Managers may want to avoid working in the Hospitality industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $108,960.
Industry
Average Salary
Insurance
Insurance
$115,207
$115k
Technology
Technology
$114,584
$115k
Retail
Retail
$114,285
$114k
Finance
Finance
$113,619
$114k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$112,777
$113k
Health Care
Health Care
$111,622
$112k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$108,960
$109k

Systems Manager Salary History

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Systems Manager Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Systems Manager can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Systems Manager Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
City of Colorado Springs
City of Colorado Springs
Parking Systems Manager (Parking Enterprise Operations Manager)
Parking Systems Manager (Parking Enterprise Operations Manager)
Parking Systems Manager (Parking Enterprise Operations Manager)
06/25/2020
06/25/2020
$76,032
$76,032
06/25/2020
County of El Paso Tx
County of El Paso Tx
Water Distribution System Manager
Water Distribution System Manager
Water Distribution System Manager
06/25/2020
06/25/2020
$73,230
$73,230
06/25/2020
Systems Manager
Systems Manager
06/03/2020
06/03/2020
$80,000
$80,000
06/03/2020
Systems Manager
Systems Manager
04/26/2020
04/26/2020
$90,000
$90,000
04/26/2020
Management Decisions, Inc.
Management Decisions, Inc.
Systems Manager
Systems Manager
Systems Manager
04/20/2020
04/20/2020
$110,000
$110,000
04/20/2020
Dcyf Juvenile Justice System Improvements Manager (Wms1)
Dcyf Juvenile Justice System Improvements Manager (Wms1)
04/15/2020
04/15/2020
$48,500
$48,500
04/15/2020
Constituent Relations Management System Manager
Constituent Relations Management System Manager
03/08/2020
03/08/2020
$58,197
$58,197
03/08/2020
Manager, Scada Systems
Manager, Scada Systems
03/08/2020
03/08/2020
$97,866
$97,866
03/08/2020
Legal Services and Contracts System Manager
Legal Services and Contracts System Manager
03/06/2020
03/06/2020
$50,000
$50,000
03/06/2020
Info Systems Manager
Info Systems Manager
03/05/2020
03/05/2020
$123,404
$123,404
03/05/2020