Just over a half of Information Technology Officers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $39K to $139K per year, but median earnings come to around $70K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$39,539 - $123,556
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MEDIAN: $70,023
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,539 - $123,556  
   
Bonus
$1,922 - $38,116  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$38,838 - $138,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.49  
   
Overtime
$26.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,922 - $38,116  
   
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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$38,838 - $138,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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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 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 pay less than market rate include Network Management / Administration and Information Technology Support. Those familiar with IT Management also tend to 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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $53K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $60K. Information Technology Officers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $83K. Six-figure salaries aren't unusual for professionals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience; median compensation for this group sits in the range of $110K.

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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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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