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Information Technology Officer Salary

Information Technology Officers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with about one-half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $62K per year on average but can range from $32K to $119K per year. Making up 76 percent of those who took the survey, male Information Technology Officers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. For the most part, Information Technology Officers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$39,470 - $122,402
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MEDIAN: $61,548
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$9.47 - $24.38
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$39,470 - $122,402  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $22,468  
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$31,735 - $118,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 150
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Hourly Rate
$9.47 - $24.38  
   
Overtime
$12.77 - $38.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $22,468  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $10,000  
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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$31,735 - $118,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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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 narrow range of specific 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Information Technology Support. Most people familiar with 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Information Technology Officers. 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. For Information Technology Officers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $67K. Veterans who boast more than two decades of experience make around $109K on average — an ample six-figure paycheck.

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Experience Affects Information Technology Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 85%


National Average
$59,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Skills That Affect Information Technology Officer Salaries


Network Management / Administration
up arrow 3%

National Average
$59,000

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 15%