The average salary for an Information Technology Specialist in Canada is C$62,724.
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Job Description for Information Technology Specialist
Information technology specialists work closely with a variety of technology products, from their design to regular repair and upkeep. They generally provide their services as-needed for their companies regarding software, hardware, and databases and, depending on a specialist's skill, he/she may also create entire databases and programs for either individual or corporate needs. It is not uncommon for these specialists to train other employees in information technology (IT), such as corporate e…Read more
Information Technology Specialist Tasks
- Maintain, manage, troubleshoot and upgrade computer systems and servers for performance and security related issues.
- Provide end-user support for a variety of web applications.
- Troubleshoot information technology-related issues for both hardware and software.
- Coordinate the set-up of data services, as well as phone, computer, and printer installation.
- Coordinate the planning, implementation, and maintenance of all information technology products.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Information Technology Specialist
The top respondents for the job title Information Technology Specialist are from the companies IBM Canada Ltd., International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp.. Reported salaries are highest at IBM Canada Ltd. where the average pay is C$80,000. International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. pays the lowest at around C$42,500.
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Popular Skills for Information Technology Specialist
Computer Hardware Technician
Skills that pay less than market rate include Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2), Computer Hardware Technician, Network Management / Administration, System Administration and Information Technology (IT) Support.
Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology Specialist
An entry-level Information Technology Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$48,739 based on 24 salaries. An early career Information Technology Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$52,000 based on 206 salaries. A mid-career Information Technology Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$66,543 based on 174 salaries. An experienced Information Technology Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$69,458 based on 230 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$78,129.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Information Technology Specialist in their job title in Toronto, Ontario earn an average of 20.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (11.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Halifax, Nova Scotia (28.8% less), Winnipeg, Manitoba (8.5% less) and Ottawa, Ontario (8.3% less).
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