The median total income of Late-Career Information Technology Specialists is around $73K, and for the average worker in this area, a good chunk of that (nearly two in five, in fact) comes from commissions. Total cash earnings of Late-Career Information Technology Specialists range from $41K on the low end to $120K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $12K and $5K, respectively. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Male Late-Career Information Technology Specialists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Job satisfaction for Late-Career Information Technology Specialists is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$44,888 - $118,172
(Median)
$45K
$78K
$120K
MEDIAN: $77,694
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$16.94 - $49.39
(Median)
$17
$26
$49
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,888 - $118,172  
   
Bonus
$393.05 - $12,208  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,068  
Commission
$30,000  
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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$41,117 - $120,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 340
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.94 - $49.39  
   
Overtime
$13.68 - $55.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$393.05 - $12,208  
   
Commission
$30,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,068  
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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$41,117 - $120,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,188

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Late-Career Information Technology Specialists will find that Washington offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 56 percent. Late-Career Information Technology Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+42 percent), Houston (+38 percent), Baltimore (+35 percent), and Minneapolis (+30 percent). Late-Career Information Technology Specialists in Tampa report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 36 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Huntsville and Philadelphia (18 percent lower and 13 percent lower, 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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National Average
$73,000

Network Management / Administration
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Information Technology (IT) Support
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System Administration
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Troubleshooting
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Windows Support
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Network Support
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Microsoft Office
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Computer Service
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Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
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Computer Hardware Technician
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Help Desk / Desktop Support
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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