Information Technology Officer Salary

Information Technology Officers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with a little over a half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $64K annually on average but can range from $36K to $129K per year. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Making up 70 percent of those who took the survey, male Information Technology Officers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one-half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Read More
$40,378 - $124,520
(Median)
$40K
$64K
$120K
MEDIAN: $64,373
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$9.23 - $26.86
(Median)
$9
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,378 - $124,520  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,590  
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).
)
$35,705 - $128,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 148
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.23 - $26.86  
   
Overtime
$20.14  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,590  
   
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).
)
$35,705 - $128,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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.

Information Technology Officer Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Skills for Information Technology Officer


Survey takers who work as Information Technology Officers report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with IT Management, Network Management / Administration, and Information Technology Support can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


For many Information Technology Officers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $46K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $58K. Information Technology Officers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $72K. Veteran professionals who boast more than 20 years of relevant experience enjoy plum median salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $119K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,878

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Information Technology Officers, New York offers exceptional salaries, 105 percent above the national average. Information Technology Officers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+33 percent).

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Information Technology Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 96%


National Average
$61,000



Skills That Affect Information Technology Officer Salaries


National Average
$61,000

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 2%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 11%
ADVERTISEMENT