Late-Career Information Technology Specialist Salary

Late-Career Information Technology Specialists take home an average $78K annually. Cash earnings for Late-Career Information Technology Specialists — including $10K in bonuses and $8K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $43K to $120K depending on individual performance. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Late-Career Information Technology Specialists is high. Making up 76 percent of those who took the survey, male Late-Career Information Technology Specialists greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,722 - $117,419
(Median)
$45K
$78K
$120K
MEDIAN: $77,555
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$18.01 - $46.50
(Median)
$18
$28
$47
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,722 - $117,419  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,166  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,833  
Commission
$12,208  
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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$43,135 - $119,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 563
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.01 - $46.50  
   
Overtime
$21.14 - $66.55  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,166  
   
Commission
$12,208  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,833  
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).
)
$43,135 - $119,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,220

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Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Late-Career Information Technology Specialists, 34 percent higher than the national average. Late-Career Information Technology Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+31 percent), Atlanta (+27 percent), Minneapolis (+27 percent), and Tampa (+25 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Huntsville Late-Career Information Technology Specialists earning much less — 20 percent less — than the national average. Workers in Houston and Philadelphia earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (11 percent less and 10 percent less, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Information Technology Specialist Salaries

Project Management
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Cisco Networking
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National Average
$75,000

Information Technology (IT) Support
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System Administration
up arrow 7%

Network Management / Administration
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Troubleshooting
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Network Support
up arrow 13%

Computer Hardware Technician
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
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Computer Service
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Help Desk / Desktop Support
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 121 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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