The average Information Technology Officer in the United States earns approximately $69K per year. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Information Technology Officers is high. Men make up the majority of Information Technology Officers (67 percent) survey respondents. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one-half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$69K
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MEDIAN: $69,035
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,350 - $118,919  
   
Bonus
$1,922 - $30,913  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$39,419 - $132,455  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$25.00  
   
Overtime
$49.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,922 - $30,913  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$39,419 - $132,455  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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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

  • 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

National Average: $68,278

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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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Key Stats for Information Technology Officer

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
035
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Information Technology Officer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$68,000



Skills That Affect Information Technology Officer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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