What does an IT Manager do?

IT managers are responsible for coordinating, planning, and leading computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the IT needs of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to fulfill the organization's information systems requirements. The scope of an IT manager's responsibilities varies. In some cases, the focus is solely on computer networks. In other cases, the focus can be on managing telecommunications systems and other electronic support systems related to the company operations.

Typically, IT managers have a Bachelor's degree in computer science, information science, or a related field, and relevant work experience. Some IT managers also have a graduate degree. IT managers need strong problem-solving and project management skills.

  • Lead large IT projects, including the design and deployment of new IT systems and services
  • Monitor performance of information technology systems to determine cost and productivity levels, and to make recommendations for improving the IT infrastructure
  • Help define IT infrastructure strategy, architecture, and processes
  • Analyze business requirements by partnering with key stakeholders across the organization to develop solutions for IT needs
  • Assess vendors and develop test strategies for new hardware and software
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software issues related to internal IT
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field, or equivalent experience
  • 2-5 years of experience working in IT operations
  • Experience leading and managing large IT projects and rolling out IT infrastructures across various technologies
  • Excellent working knowledge of computer systems, security, network and systems administration, databases and data storage systems, and phone systems
  • Strong critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Excellent project management skills and strong ability to prioritize
  • Firm grasp on IT infrastructure and operations best practices
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience5-7 years

IT Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$100,144 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$70K
Median: $100K
$144K
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IT Manager Career Path

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DeloitteDeloitte
IT Manager
Feb. 5, 2021

“career growth is slow and not good at promoting employee who is working at their next level.”

Eyes On The Future
IT Manager
Sep. 30, 2019

“It's very nice for working with a Diversity and I love to work and manage everything on my duty”

Gershen ConsultingGershen Consulting
Senior IT Manager
Mar. 27, 2021

“The best reason to work with Ghershen Consultancy House is it allows Carrier development and great compensation in salary”

ZonesZones
IT Director
Jul. 15, 2021

“If you are foolish enough to work for Zones your next job will look really good and pay well.”

SpartanNashSpartanNash
Director of IT Infrastructure, Cloud, and Storage
Oct. 3, 2021

“This one of the best companies to work for and our core values are proven everyday by everyone.”

Seasia InfotechSeasia Infotech
Senior Manager IT Service Management
Sep. 5, 2020

“Good payment for your work and recognises you if you and your work is worth of.”

Center for Vein RestorationCenter for Vein Restoration
Director of IT
Oct. 16, 2019

“All Staff really care about the patients and really want to do the best for the patients.”

HCL TechnologiesHCL Technologies
IT Manager
Oct. 8, 2021

“I am sure there maybe 1 or 2 HR people who are good people but I dont know of any”

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