Managed IT Pricing Guide

Researching the cost benefits of Managed IT Services can be tricky, but the answers are right here.

How much do Managed IT Services cost?

Understanding the cost of Managed IT services can be tricky. You'll find a wide range of billing models and prices across the IT industry. To simplify things, we've put together an overview of the most common pricing models used by reputable IT providers. These are typical IT service pricing models in Southern California and the Inland Empire:


Tier 1

Basic Managed Services and Security

All the essentials, including 24/7 network monitoring, antivirus software, firewall management, backup and recovery, and remote help desk support

$75-150 per user, per month


Tier 2

Advanced Managed Services and Security

Everything in Tier 1, plus managed cyber-security features, and Security Operations Center (SOC)

$150-200 per user, per month


Tier 3

Complete Managed Services and Security with vCIO

Everything in Tiers 1 and 2, plus complete cyber-security monitoring like network access control, data loss prevention, endpoint detection and response, security information and event management (SIEM) log collection, and user behavior analytics

$200+ per user, per month

Note: Several variables go into Managed IT service contract pricing. To give an accurate quote, providers will need to learn the details of your IT infrastructure and your technology goals.


Managed IT Services refers to the outsourced monitoring and maintenance of your IT network. Service contracts are typically either Fully-Managed or Co-Managed. Fully-managed services replace an internal IT department and handle literally everything tech-related. Co-managed services partner with your internal IT department to help with complex projects or with strategizing

What are the benefits of Managed IT Services?


Outstanding Cost-performance

Whether you have 5 users or 500, you can expect high-levels of technical expertise and customer care.


Stable Expenditures

Pricing is calculated on a per user, per month basis for the level of service you need. Budgeting doesn’t get any more predictable.


Simple Billing

Your invoice only changes if you change your service level or number of users, and you receive just one invoice every month. Your accounting department will love it.


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