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I am IT infrastructure manager for a university which has 12,000 students and an annual turnover of $140 million.

Dear What am I Worth,

I am IT infrastructure manager for a university which has 12,000 students and an annual turnover of $140 million.

I report to the director of information and technology services and am responsible for the design, development, installation and operation of the university's IT infrastructure services. This includes all corporate servers, operating systems, hardware support, central computing facilities, voice network, data network, leased circuits and associated fibre-optic and copper cabling. I am responsible for 20 staff at the main campus. The networks consist of two computer rooms; 57 NT Intel, Linux Intel, Solaris Sparc, AIX-RS/6000 and VMS-Alpha servers; eight networked PABXs and 3000-user IP data network with over 320 Cisco routers and LAN switches. I am also responsible for the management of significant capital and operational budgets plus ongoing preparation of technology strategic planning.

I hold NZCE Telecom, Registered Engineering Associate of NZ, Registered Professional Engineer of NZ, diploma in management studies, CCNA and I am a member of the Institution of Professional Engineers. I am half-way through completing a masters degree in technology management.

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IT @ Manpower replies: You have a good all-round CV. Do finish that masters. Universities have a reputation for paying below the market rate; however, hopefully they compensate through providing a lively team culture and education benefits. Where the university is located is also going to influence salary. The market rate for this job would be $75,000 to $80,000.

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