[SATLUG] OT: Ratio of IT Staff to Employees

Mike Ester comptech3 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 15 08:34:11 CST 2008

On Jan 13, 2008 2:24 AM, Eric Haugen <erichaugen at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am trying to convince my boss that he needs to hire possibly 2-3 new IT
> staff members since the current situation is that I am the only full time
> IT
> person on the payroll.  We have contracted with an outside IT firm  for a
> guy to work on some large projects and act as the department coordinator.
> Current employee to IT ratio would make that about 140:1  This would not
> be
> so bad if we were all in 1 building but we have 9 building on the main
> campus and 7 remote locations.
> That being said what is the ratios in you your businesses?
> Here's a good ratio for you:

I am the only tech in my department. Between faculty, adjunct faculty, their
students, a few admins, and the miscellaneous people who bug me about
unsupported issues, it comes out to about 680:1.

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