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 $36K to $129K per year, but median earnings come to around $64K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Information Technology Officers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Most Information Technology Officers survey respondents are men (70 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,378 - $124,520
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$40K
$64K
$120K
MEDIAN: $64,373
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$9.23 - $26.86
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,378 - $124,520  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,590  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$35,705 - $128,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 148
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.23 - $26.86  
   
Overtime
$20.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$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).
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$35,705 - $128,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Information Technology Officers who took the survey. 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Information Technology Support. Most people skilled in IT Management are similarly competent in 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. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $46K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $58K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Information Technology Officers make a median salary of $72K. Professionals with more than two decades of experience behind them enjoy a prosperous six-figure median salary of $119K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,878

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

Surpassing the national average by 105 percent, Information Technology Officers in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Information Technology Officers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+33 percent).

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Experience Affects Information Technology Officer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$61,000



Skills That Affect Information Technology Officer Salaries


National Average
$61,000

Network Management / Administration
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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%
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