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Information Technologist Salary

Information Technologists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $58K per year. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly more than a fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Men account for the majority of Information Technologists who responded to the questionnaire — 82 percent to be exact. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$33,089 - $109,452
(Median)
$33K
$58K
$110K
MEDIAN: $57,622
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90%

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$11.40 - $35.75
(Median)
$11
$18
$36
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$33,089 - $109,452  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,040  
Total Pay (?
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$30,821 - $107,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 90
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.40 - $35.75  
   
Overtime
$16.94 - $29.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,040  
   
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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$30,821 - $107,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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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. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $46K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $48K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Information Technologists make a median salary of $66K. Information Technologists who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $103K.

 
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Experience Affects Information Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 93%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 22%
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