Median pay for Information Technology Specialists in Chicago is around $58K annually. Although about one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. Most Information Technology Specialists in Chicago, Ill. like their work and job satisfaction is high. The vast majority (88 percent) of Chicago Information Technology Specialists who answered the questionnaire are male. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$40,436 - $99,981
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$58K
$100K
MEDIAN: $57,958
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$11.23 - $34.25
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$40,436 - $99,981  
   
Bonus
$387.83 - $10,304  
Profit Sharing
$3,800  
Total Pay (?
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$33,749 - $94,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 59
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.23 - $34.25  
   
Overtime
$31.62  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$387.83 - $10,304  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,800  
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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$33,749 - $94,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Information Technology Specialists in Chicago. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $49K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $61K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $75K in this role. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $87K on average.

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Experience Affects Information Technology Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 56%



National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Information Technology Specialist Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 49%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 9%

System Administration
up arrow 8%

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

National Average
$56,000

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
up arrow 3%

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 3%

Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 4%


Computer Service
up arrow 9%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 10%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 10%

Windows Support
up arrow 10%

Network Support
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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