Information Technology Specialist in Chicago, Illinois Salary

Information Technology Specialists in Chicago pull down an average of $58K annually. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 86 percent of Information Technology Specialists in Chicago, Ill. are male. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$39,691 - $101,259
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$58K
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MEDIAN: $57,992
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$11.98 - $40.00
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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.


For many Chicago Information Technology Specialists, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $47K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $54K. Information Technology Specialists in Chicago claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $78K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income 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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