Project Specialist, Information Technology (IT) Salary

Information Technology Project Specialists in the United States pull down an average of $54K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men account for the majority of Information Technology Project Specialists who responded to the questionnaire — 88 percent to be exact. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$36,513 - $101,806
$37K
$54K
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MEDIAN: $53,567
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$16.48 - $30.66
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MEDIAN: $21.16
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$36,513 - $101,806  
   
Bonus
$244.68 - $14,298  
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$34,771 - $92,075  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$21.16  
   
Overtime
$38.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$244.68 - $14,298  
   
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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$34,771 - $92,075  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Information Technology Project Specialists. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $50K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $60K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $64K in this role. Information Technology Project Specialists who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $82K.

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Key Stats for Project Specialist, Information Technology (IT)

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Project Specialist, Information Technology (IT) Salaries

Late-Career
▲56%

Experienced
▲21%

Mid-Career
▲14%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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