Information Technology Specialist Salary in Chicago, Illinois

For Chicago Information Technology Specialists, yearly average wages total $56K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (86 percent) of Information Technology Specialists in Chicago, Ill. who answered the questionnaire are male. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$39,373 - $100,678
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$39K
$56K
$100K
MEDIAN: $56,368
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$11.92 - $40.27
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$12
$19
$40
MEDIAN: $18.00
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Salary
$39,373 - $100,678  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,027  
Total Pay (?
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$36,124 - $101,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $40.27  
   
Overtime
$23.75 - $42.50  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,027  
   
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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$36,124 - $101,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology Specialist in Chicago, Illinois

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


Chicago Information Technology Specialists generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $46K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $52K. Information Technology Specialists in Chicago who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $70K. 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 in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 75%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

National Average
$56,000



Skills That Affect Information Technology Specialist in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 7%

System Administration
up arrow 6%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 5%

National Average
$56,000

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 3%

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
up arrow 5%

Help Desk / Desktop Support
up arrow 8%

Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 9%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 13%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 18%

Windows Support
up arrow 25%

Network Support
up arrow 29%

Computer Service
up arrow 33%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 15%
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