Entry-Level Information Specialists aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $43K per year. For the most part, Entry-Level Information Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Entry-Level Information Specialists survey respondents are women (75 percent). Although a fair number have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, about a fifth claim no health benefits at all. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$26,455 - $65,316
(Median)
$26K
$43K
$65K
MEDIAN: $43,073
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90%

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$9.86 - $21.25
(Median)
$9
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$26,455 - $65,316  
   
Bonus
$507 - $10,101  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,754 - $61,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 78
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $21.25  
   
Overtime
$9.08 - $35.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$507 - $10,101  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,754 - $61,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Information Specialist in Buffalo:
"I wish I had known their is no moving up."
Make sure you are aware this is not a career and shouldn't be looked at it that way. You may be trusted with more duties, but don't expect a big raise, benefits, sick days, or room for advancement.

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Skills That Affect Information Specialist Salaries

Research Analysis
up arrow 11%

National Average
$36,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
up arrow 10%

Customer Service
up arrow 14%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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