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Information Technology Manager Average Salary in France 2020

How much money does an Information Technology Manager make in France?

Average Yearly Salary
87,600 EUR
( 7,300 EUR monthly)


A person working as an Information Technology Manager in France typically earns around 87,600 EUR per year. Salaries range from 44,700 EUR (lowest) to 135,000 EUR (highest).

This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Information Technology Manager salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Information Technology Manager Salary Distribution in France

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Information Technology Manager salaries in France range from 44,700 EUR per year (minimum salary) to 135,000 EUR per year (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 85,800 EUR per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Information Technology Manager(s) are earning less than 85,800 EUR while the other half are earning more than 85,800 EUR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Information Technology Manager(s) are earning less than 58,700 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 58,700 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Information Technology Manager(s) are earning less than 108,000 EUR while 25% are earning more than 108,000 EUR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Information Technology Manager Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Information Technology Manager salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Information Technology Manager with less than two years of experience makes approximately 50,100 EUR per year.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 65,400 EUR per year, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 91,600 EUR per year, 40% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Information Technology Manager(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 110,000 EUR per year, 20% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 120,000 EUR per year, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 129,000 EUR per year, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Information Technology Manager average salary change by experience in France

0 - 2 Years
50,100 EUR
2 - 5 Years+31%
65,400 EUR
5 - 10 Years+40%
91,600 EUR
10 - 15 Years+20%
110,000 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
120,000 EUR
20+ Years+8%
129,000 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Information Technology Manager Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Information Technology Manager(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Information Technology Manager salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of an Information Technology Manager is 57,300 EUR per year.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 86,200 EUR per year, 50% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 128,000 EUR per year, 48% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.

Information Technology Manager average salary difference by education level in France

Certificate or Diploma
57,300 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+50%
86,200 EUR
Master's Degree+48%
128,000 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in France costs anywhere from 25,400 Euro(s) to 76,100 Euro(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Information Technology Manager Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender yearly France Information Technology Manager
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Information Technology Manager employees in France earn 7% more than their female counterparts.

84,600 EUR
90,700 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in France for all Careers

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Information Technology Manager Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in France

How much are annual salary increments in France for Information Technology Manager(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Information Technology Manager

Information Technology Manager(s) in France are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 14% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

France / All Professions

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The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in France is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in France for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Information Technology Manager Bonus and Incentive Rates in France

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate France Information Technology Manager
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An Information Technology Manager is considered to be a high bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

19% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 81% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 6% to 8% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Information Technology Manager employees in France earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
59,200 EUR
Public Sector+5%
62,300 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Information Technology Manager Salary Trend and Forecast in France

How are Information Technology Manager salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast yearly France Information Technology Manager
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Average Salary 2016
78,400 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
81,300 EUR
Average Salary 2018+2%
83,100 EUR
Average Salary 2019+3%
85,900 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Information Technology Manager salaries in France are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Information Technology Manager Average Hourly Wage in France

42 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in France is 42 EUR. This means that the average Information Technology Manager in France earns approximately 42 EUR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Information Technology Manager VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Information Technology Manager and Information Technology yearly France
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The average salary for Information Technology Manager is 21% more than that of IT Management. Also, IT Management salaries are 23% more than those of Information Technology.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assistant Information Technology Manager66,900 EUR-24%
Assistant Service Delivery Manager65,900 EUR-25%
Capacity Planning Manager74,900 EUR-14%
Client Delivery Manager77,400 EUR-12%
Delivery Manager58,400 EUR-33%
Development Manager67,400 EUR-23%
Director of Technology84,400 EUR-4%
Enterprise Architecture Manager71,500 EUR-18%
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager79,600 EUR-9%
ERP Project Manager80,300 EUR-8%
Financial Systems Manager82,000 EUR-6%
Hardware Engineering Manager82,100 EUR-6%
Head of Development80,800 EUR-8%
Helpdesk Manager63,900 EUR-27%
Information Technology Asset Manager69,700 EUR-20%
Information Technology Director88,800 EUR+1%
Information Technology Manager87,600 EUR+0%
Information Technology Operations Manager85,100 EUR-3%
Information Technology Product Manager75,200 EUR-14%
Information Technology Project Coordinator58,600 EUR-33%
Information Technology Project Leader64,100 EUR-27%
Information Technology Project Manager72,100 EUR-18%
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager68,100 EUR-22%
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)63,100 EUR-28%
Information Technology Team Leader67,500 EUR-23%
Interface Design Manager68,600 EUR-22%
Major Incident Manager67,600 EUR-23%
Multimedia Services Manager65,300 EUR-25%
Network Administration Team Lead66,000 EUR-25%
Network and Infrastructure Manager78,400 EUR-10%
Service Delivery Manager72,800 EUR-17%
Service Level Manager70,000 EUR-20%
Service Support Lead58,800 EUR-33%
SOC Engineer53,200 EUR-39%
Supervisor52,500 EUR-40%
Technical Manager59,800 EUR-32%
Technical Project Manager74,300 EUR-15%
Technology Director70,900 EUR-19%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bordeaux78,100 EUR
Lille78,100 EUR
Lyon91,400 EUR
Marseille89,300 EUR
Montpellier80,700 EUR
Nantes86,700 EUR
Nice84,900 EUR
Paris89,100 EUR
Strasbourg83,400 EUR
Toulouse89,900 EUR
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