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Information Technology Officer Salary

With over one-half of Information Technology Officers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $33K to $125K per year and averages out to $63K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Information Technology Officers. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Information Technology Officers who answered the questionnnaire. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,538 - $124,594
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$40K
$63K
$120K
MEDIAN: $62,811
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$9.39 - $26.14
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$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,538 - $124,594  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,154  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $9,500  
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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$32,897 - $124,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 157
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.39 - $26.14  
   
Overtime
$12.88 - $39.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,154  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $9,500  
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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$32,897 - $124,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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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.

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Information Technology Officer Tasks

  • Oversee technical staff working on projects, assigning tasks and ensuring work is on schedule and within budget.
  • 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‚Äôs software, hardware, networks, or other IT systems.
  • Monitor the security of IT systems and keep security programs up to date.

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Popular Skills for Information Technology Officer


Information Technology Officers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with IT Management, Network Management / Administration, and Information Technology Support can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Information Technology Support and Network Management / Administration, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. The majority of those who know IT Management also know 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $44K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $60K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Information Technology Officers make a median salary of $68K. Information Technology Officers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $114K.

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Experience Affects Information Technology Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 89%


National Average
$60,000



Skills That Affect Information Technology Officer Salaries


National Average
$60,000

Network Management / Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 13%