The average salary for an Entry-Level Information Technology Specialist in Chicago, Illinois is $50,813.
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology Specialist
An early career Information Technology Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $56,679 based on 46 salaries. A mid-career Information Technology Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,183 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Information Technology Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,921 based on 48 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $88,688.
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Employees with Information Technology Specialist in their job title in Charlotte, North Carolina earn an average of 24.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (16.0% more) and New York, New York (0.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (5.5% less), Washington, District of Columbia (2.2% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (1.6% less).
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