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Information Technology Specialist Salary in Chicago, Illinois

Information Technology Specialists in Chicago, Ill. pull down an average of $57K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Men account for the majority of Chicago Information Technology Specialists who responded to the questionnaire — 85 percent to be exact. Most Information Technology Specialists in Chicago like their work and job satisfaction is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,646 - $100,761
(Median)
$40K
$57K
$100K
MEDIAN: $56,529
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$11.98 - $40.00
(Median)
$12
$19
$40
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$39,646 - $100,761  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,000  
Total Pay (?
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$36,828 - $101,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.98 - $40.00  
   
Overtime
$23.75 - $42.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,000  
   
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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$36,828 - $101,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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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.


For many Chicago Information Technology Specialists, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $47K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $52K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $66K in this role. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $97K.

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Experience Affects Information Technology Specialist in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 72%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

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 3%

National Average
$56,000

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 3%

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
up arrow 5%

Help Desk / Desktop Support
up arrow 8%

Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 10%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 13%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 19%

Windows Support
up arrow 31%

Network Support
up arrow 31%

Computer Service
up arrow 34%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 14%
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