Information Technology Officer Salary
|Salary||$39,350 - $118,919|
|Bonus||$1,922 - $30,913|
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|$39,419 - $132,455|
|Bonus||$1,922 - $30,913|
|Total Pay (||$39,419 - $132,455|
Job Description for Information Technology Officer
Information technology officers are in charge of developing and implementing technology solutions in their organization. They are responsible for reviewing and approving new information technology (IT) alternatives to increase company productivity. One of the information technology officer's main responsibilities is evaluating data needs and security strategies. They also complete detailed reports about security requirements, suggest possible changes, participate in end user training sessions, and create coaching opportunities for junior staff. Information technology officers also prepare documentation for future reference among the IT team.Read More...
Information technology officers conduct reviews of continuity of operations to ensure proper functioning in the IT department. They also manage inventory tasks, delegating activities as needed. Information technology officers work closely with other teams in their organization to minimize production delays or service interruptions. They implement new hardware or software initiatives while retaining legacy support, as well as conduct risk and benefit analysis after migration or deployment has been completed. When dealing with sensitive data, these professionals must follow strict security and confidentiality policies. They generally work full time and report their progress to company executives.
A bachelor's degree in information technology or a related field is required for this position. Previous related experience - including in a managerial role - is needed, and industry certifications may be required or preferred. Information technology officers must have strong interpersonal skills to interact with upper management on new technology procedures and guidelines. They should work well independently and as part of a team, and they must be organized individuals that pay close attention to detail as well.
Information Technology Officer Tasks
- Develop plans for IT projects, determining factors such as project scope, specifications, costs, work plans, and materials.
- Manage the implementation of projects relating to a company's software, hardware, networks, or other IT systems.
- Monitor the security of IT systems and keep security programs up to date.
- Oversee technical staff working on projects, assigning tasks and ensuring work is on schedule and within budget.
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Popular Skills for Information Technology Officer
Survey takers who work as Information Technology Officers report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with IT Management, Information Technology Support, and Network Management / Administration can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Network Management / Administration and Information Technology Support. Most people skilled in IT Management are similarly competent in Information Technology (IT) Support.
Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology Officer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Information Technology Officers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $54K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $60K. For Information Technology Officers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $80K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $110K on average.
Pay Difference by Location
For Information Technology Officers, New York provides a pay rate that is 83 percent greater than the national average. With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Washington is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.
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