Earnings for Information Technology Project Specialists in the United States come in at around $58K annually on average. The vast majority of Information Technology Project Specialists (83 percent) who took the survey are men. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,378 - $94,885
$37K
$58K
$95K
MEDIAN: $57,825
10%
50%
90%

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$16.66 - $30.14
$18
MEDIAN: $18.00
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$37,378 - $94,885  
   
Bonus
$248.32 - $14,094  
Profit Sharing
$4,500  
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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$35,594 - $93,346  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$18.00  
   
Overtime
$38.75  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$248.32 - $14,094  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,500  
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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$35,594 - $93,346  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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Job Description for Project Specialist, Information Technology (IT)

Project specialists in information technology (IT) are responsible for developing and preparing status/management-related IT reports for their organizations, as well as assisting a project manager in planning and coordinating business projects and assisting with administering technical and administrative initiatives. They also investigate and analyze business processes, procedures, and systems in place within the company or a particular department to ensure compliance and compatibility with current IT guidelines.

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Project Specialist, Information Technology (IT) Tasks

  • Investigate and analyze business processes, procedures and systems.
  • Assist lead project manager with planning and coordination of all concerned business projects.
  • Develop and prepare status and management type reports concerned with projects.

Common Career Paths for Project Specialist, Information Technology (IT)


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Information Technology Project Specialists who move on to become Information Technology Project Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Information Technology Project Managers get paid an average of $86K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Project Specialist, Information Technology (IT)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Information Technology Project Specialists, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $49K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $60K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $69K in this role. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $82K.

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Key Stats for Project Specialist, Information Technology (IT)

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %
031
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Project Specialist, Information Technology (IT) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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