Information Technology Specialist in Chicago, Illinois Salary

Median pay for Chicago Information Technology Specialists is around $62K per year. Most Information Technology Specialists in Chicago report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — just under a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Most Information Technology Specialists in Chicago, Ill. survey respondents are men (79 percent). This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$41,392 - $101,516
$41K
$62K
$100K
MEDIAN: $61,543
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$14.58 - $29.59
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$0$101K
Salary $41,392 - $101,516
Bonus $0.00 - $13,500
Profit Sharing $4,750
Total Pay (?
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$36,749 - $98,353
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 61
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $14.58 - $29.59
Overtime $27.19
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $0.00 - $13,500
Profit Sharing $4,750
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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$36,749 - $98,353
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 11

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

Information Technology Specialist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology Specialist

Pay by Experience for an Information Technology Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Information Technology Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 32 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Information Technology Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Information Technology Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 25 salaries. An Information Technology Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Information Technology Specialist

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Information Technology Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲49%

▲29%

▲3%

National Average
$60,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Information Technology Specialist Salaries

Project Management
▲40%

Cisco Networking
▲2%


National Average
$60,000

System Administration
▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼4%

Network Management / Administration
▼4%

Microsoft Active Directory
▼6%

Computer Service
▼7%

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
▼9%

IT Security & Infrastructure
▼9%



Troubleshooting
▼18%

Windows Support
▼18%

Network Support
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 22%
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