IT ManagerSample Job Descriptions, Salaries, and Interview Questions

Information technology (IT) managers work to plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities within an organization. They outline information technology objectives for an organization and work to implement hardware and software systems to meet those objectives. IT managers are also responsible for collaborating with and overseeing other personnel to achieve business objectives.

You can expect to be working with the IT team and ensure that they stay on task, deliver the expected results, and perform to their best ability.

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Average salary and compensation

The average salary for an IT manager is $140,300 per year in the United States. Compensation will vary based on experience, geography, industry, and company size.

LocationSalary LowSalary High
Phoenix, Arizona$139,550$188,800
Los Angeles, California$157,400$213,000
Denver, Colorado$131,200 $177,500
Washington, DC$159,800 $216,200
Miami, Florida$130,600 $176,650
Orlando, Florida$120,450$162,950
Tampa, Florida$121,650$164,550
Atlanta, Georgia$127,600 $172,650
Chicago, Illinois$146,700$198,450
Boston, Massachusetts$158,610 $214,600
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota$126,400 $171,000
New York City, New York$166,950$225,900
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$135,950 $183,950 
Dallas, Texas$132,350$179,100
Houston, Texas$131,200$177,500
Seattle, Washington$152,650$206,500
National Average$119,250 $161,350

Sample interview questions

  • How do you ensure confidential data is stored in a secure place?
  • What do you consider the most crucial duties for an IT manager?
  • How do you guide new team members?
  • If you have someone on your team who is becoming an issue, how do you handle it?
  • How do you lead by example? Can you give us an example based on a previous job?
  • What software are you familiar with?
  • What improvements have you implemented to IT infrastructure in your past positions?
  • Are you okay working late hours if needed?
  • Describe the troubleshooting process you’d follow for a crashing program. How would you delegate this to your team?
  • Describe a situation where you had to explain technical details to a non-technical audience. How did you present this in layman’s terms?

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