Information Technology Officer Salary

Information Technology Officers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — over one-half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $33K to $125K per year, median earnings come to $62K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Information Technology Officers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,175 - $124,467
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$39K
$62K
$120K
MEDIAN: $61,908
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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
$39,175 - $124,467  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,590  
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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$33,488 - $124,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158
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 - $29,590  
   
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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$33,488 - $124,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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


Survey results show that Information Technology Officers typically report just a few 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. Skills that pay less than market rate include Information Technology Support. 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $44K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $59K on average. For Information Technology Officers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $70K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $108K.

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Experience Affects Information Technology Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 81%


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 30 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
39%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 13%
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