Information Technology Specialist Salary in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Information Technology Specialists take home approximately $56K per year on average. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Information Technology Specialists in Chicago like their work and job satisfaction is high. The vast majority of Information Technology Specialists in Chicago, Ill. (86 percent) who took the survey are men. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,435 - $100,512
(Median)
$39K
$56K
$100K
MEDIAN: $56,315
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$11.92 - $40.27
(Median)
$12
$19
$40
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$39,435 - $100,512  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,027  
Total Pay (?
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$36,233 - $101,691  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $40.27  
   
Overtime
$22.19 - $47.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$36,233 - $101,691  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Information Technology Specialists in Chicago. During the first five years of their careers, Information Technology Specialists in Chicago, Ill. see a median income of $47K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $52K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $66K. 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 18%

National Average
$56,000



Skills That Affect Information Technology Specialist in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

System Administration
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 5%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 4%

National Average
$56,000

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

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 3%

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 4%


Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 7%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 13%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 18%

Windows Support
up arrow 25%

Network Support
up arrow 27%

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
29%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 16%
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