Average Information Technology Specialist Salary

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The average salary for an Information Technology Specialist is $56,735.
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$37k - $99k
$200 - $10k
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$29 - $7k
$403 - $29k
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$33k - $93k

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Job Description for Information Technology Specialist

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.

Job Satisfaction for Information Technology Specialist

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The top respondents for the job title Information Technology Specialist are from the companies U.S. Army, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. and U.S. Air Force (USAF). Reported salaries are highest at Deloitte where the average pay is $121,528. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Cognizant and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., earning around $90,018 and $78,858, respectively. U.S. Army pays the lowest at around $46,791. U.S. Air Force (USAF) and U.S. Navy also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $52,757 and $67,676, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Information Technology Specialist

Skills that pay less than market rate include Troubleshooting, Computer Hardware Technician, System Administration, Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2) 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 $46,936 based on 353 salaries. An early career Information Technology Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,180 based on 3,347 salaries. A mid-career Information Technology Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,831 based on 2,098 salaries. An experienced Information Technology Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,974 based on 2,041 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $81,586.
Employees with Information Technology Specialist in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 27.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (18.8% more) and New York, New York (14.2% more).

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