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Information Technology Specialist Salary in Chicago, Illinois

For Information Technology Specialists in Chicago, Ill., yearly average wages total $56K annually. Most Information Technology Specialists in Chicago report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. There are far more male Chicago Information Technology Specialists survey respondents than women, making up 85 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$39,277 - $100,094
(Median)
$39K
$56K
$100K
MEDIAN: $56,211
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90%

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$11.84 - $40.55
(Median)
$12
$18
$41
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,277 - $100,094  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,987  
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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$36,330 - $101,370  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 103
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $40.55  
   
Overtime
$23.75 - $42.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,987  
   
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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$36,330 - $101,370  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $46K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $51K. On average, Information Technology Specialists in Chicago, Ill. make $65K following one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $98K.

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Experience Affects Information Technology Specialist in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 77%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$56,000



Skills That Affect Information Technology Specialist in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

System Administration
up arrow 7%

National Average
$56,000

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

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 4%

Help Desk / Desktop Support
up arrow 6%

Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 16%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 18%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 19%

Windows Support
up arrow 30%

Network Support
up arrow 31%

Computer Service
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

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