The average Information Technologist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $55K per year. Male Information Technologists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most Information Technologists are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$33,416 - $83,212
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$33K
$55K
$83K
MEDIAN: $54,685
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$10.77 - $35.23
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$11
$16
$35
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$33,416 - $83,212  
   
Bonus
$489.36 - $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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$27,148 - $78,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.77 - $35.23  
   
Overtime
$27.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$489.36 - $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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$27,148 - $78,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Information Technologists. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $54K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $42K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $69K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $97K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Information Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 44%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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