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Information Technology Specialist Salary in Chicago, Illinois

An average Information Technology Specialist in Chicago can expect to take home roughly $57K annually. For the most part, Information Technology Specialists in Chicago, Ill. enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Information Technology Specialists in Chicago (86 percent) survey respondents are men. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$39,104 - $101,510
(Median)
$39K
$57K
$100K
MEDIAN: $57,049
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$13.80 - $41.63
(Median)
$14
$18
$42
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,104 - $101,510  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
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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$36,791 - $103,142  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 106
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.80 - $41.63  
   
Overtime
$23.75 - $42.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
   
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).
)
$36,791 - $103,142  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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.


For many Chicago Information Technology Specialists, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Information Technology Specialists in Chicago, Ill. in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $46K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $54K. Information Technology Specialists in Chicago claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $73K. Chicago Information Technology Specialists 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 $98K.

Experience Affects Information Technology Specialist in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 69%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

National Average
$58,000



Skills That Affect Information Technology Specialist in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
up arrow 1%

System Administration
0%

National Average
$58,000

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 3%


Help Desk / Desktop Support
up arrow 6%

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 7%

Project Management
up arrow 7%

Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 20%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 21%

Network Support
up arrow 34%

Windows Support
up arrow 36%

Computer Service
up arrow 38%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 15%