Information Technologist Salary

Information Technologists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $56K per year. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Male Information Technologists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$33,008 - $107,906

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$11.37 - $36.88

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$33,008 - $107,906  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,920  
Total Pay (?
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$30,476 - $99,081  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 100
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$11.37 - $36.88  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $52.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $11,920  
   
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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$30,476 - $99,081  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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Job Description for Information Technologist

Information technologists are employed by a variety of business chains/offices which require large numbers of computers to function, and their essential responsibility is to keep all computers and technological infrastructure updated and functioning properly. Resolving technical issues on a moderate scale is also part of the job, as it keeps the company technologically-competitive on a larger scale. Hardware and software issues, IT systems, cabling, and routers are also part of the regular work routine.

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Information Technologist Tasks

  • Provide technical support to staff by answering questions and addressing concerns.
  • Establish technological security procedures and govern data and information systems.
  • Orchestrate the technological efficiency of an organization, including computer performance, communications, and networking.
  • Perform installation of computer hardware and communications networks.

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Pay by Experience Level for Information Technologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $46K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $50K. For Information Technologists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $65K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $97K.

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Experience Affects Information Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 84%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 22%
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