Salary in 2015: $108,218
Year-Over-Year Change: 8.6 percent
MIS managers oversee information systems such as databases. It’s a vital job, considering the importance of data to company operations; effective MIS managers are fluent in a variety of software and hardware platforms (especially enterprise-centric ones such as ERPs), which allows them to troubleshoot any number of problems.
MIS managers often act as the liaison between upper management and employees who spend all day buried in data. That makes communication skills especially important to the role, as MIS managers often need to convey complex data and infrastructure needs to influential stakeholders who may not know a lot about the underlying technology.
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