Information Technology Officer Salary

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 $34K to $127K per year, but median earnings come to around $62K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,855 - $124,402

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$9.36 - $26.32

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,855 - $124,402  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $28,966  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $9,500  
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$33,548 - $127,232  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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Hourly Rate
$9.36 - $26.32  
   
Overtime
$12.58 - $40.08  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $28,966  
   
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 - $127,232  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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 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. 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Information Technology Officers. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $45K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $58K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $70K in this role. 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


For Information Technology Officers, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 109 percent above the national average. 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
39%
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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