Information Technology Specialist in Chicago, Illinois Salary

Pay for Chicago Information Technology Specialists sits in the ballpark of $58K annually. The vast majority (86 percent) of Information Technology Specialists in Chicago, Ill. who answered the questionnaire are male. For the most part, Information Technology Specialists in Chicago enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,691 - $101,259
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$40K
$58K
$100K
MEDIAN: $57,992
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$11.98 - $40.00
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$40
MEDIAN: $18.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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Salary
$39,691 - $101,259  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,183  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$34,997 - $102,439  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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Hourly Rate
$11.98 - $40.00  
   
Overtime
$21.85 - $63.62  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,183  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$34,997 - $102,439  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Information Technology Specialists in Chicago, Ill. who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $47K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $54K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $78K. Chicago Information Technology Specialists who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $98K.

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Experience Affects Information Technology Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 69%


National Average
$58,000



Skills That Affect Information Technology Specialist Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 8%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 3%

System Administration
up arrow 1%

National Average
$58,000

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 1%

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
up arrow 4%


IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 7%



Microsoft Office
up arrow 14%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 15%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 19%

Network Support
up arrow 22%

Windows Support
up arrow 23%

Computer Service
up arrow 36%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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