Information Technologist Salary
Median pay for Information Technologists in the United States is around $54K annually. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 67 percent of Information Technologists are male. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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|Salary||$33,421 - $77,941|
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|$29,015 - $78,020|
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|Hourly Rate||$10.19 - $36.63|
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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.Read More...
Information technologists are also responsible for performing routine computer security and database duties, and may be assigned special projects such as configuring, designing, and maintaining complex network architectures and even training non-technical workers in business technology.
Those in this position also work with external partners, including vendors, consultants, and agencies, to keep up with system integration. They must always keep up with the latest advances in technology, as being well-informed of these advances is essential to the ongoing development of the business.
A Bachelor's degree in a computer science-related field is preferred, but not required. Prior work experience is beneficial, and a minimum of an Associate's degree is required depending the applicant's certification and specialization. Work hours are regular, but may vary depending on unexpected technical issue which may arise within the company.
Information Technologist Tasks
- Orchestrate the technological efficiency of an organization, including computer performance, communications, and networking.
- Perform installation of computer hardware and communications networks.
- Provide technical support to staff by answering questions and addressing concerns.
- Establish technological security procedures and govern data and information systems.
Pay by Experience Level for Information Technologist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Information Technologists who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $42K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $55K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $70K in this role. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $97K.
Key Stats for Information Technologist
Rated 4 out of 5
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