Information Technology Officer Salary

The majority of Information Technology Officers in the United States — a little over a half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $34K to $125K per year, and the median is $62K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one-half. Most Information Technology Officers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,207 - $124,341
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$39K
$62K
$120K
MEDIAN: $62,400
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$9.36 - $26.32
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,207 - $124,341  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,363  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $9,500  
Total Pay (?
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$33,548 - $124,636  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 159
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.36 - $26.32  
   
Overtime
$12.58 - $40.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,363  
   
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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$33,548 - $124,636  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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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’s 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 indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with IT Management, Network Management / Administration, and Information Technology Support can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Information Technology Support. Those educated in IT Management tend to be well versed 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. 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 $58K. Information Technology Officers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $71K. 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 $108K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 109 percent, Information Technology Officers in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Information Technology Officers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+34 percent).

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Experience Affects Information Technology Officer Salaries

Late-Career
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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 29 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 13%
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