The average salary for an Experienced Information Technology Specialist is $69,677.
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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
- 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.
- Troubleshoot information technology-related issues for both hardware and software.
- 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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Information Technology Specialist
The top respondents for the job title Information Technology Specialist are from the companies International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., U.S. Army and Department of Veteran's Affairs. Reported salaries are highest at U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) where the average pay is $121,311. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Deloitte and Deloitte Consulting LLP, earning around $113,256 and $108,387, respectively. U.S. Army pays the lowest at around $66,110. Department of Veteran's Affairs and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $72,033 and $75,093, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Information Technology Specialist
Computer Hardware Technician
Skills that pay less than market rate include Troubleshooting, Computer Hardware Technician, Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2), 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 $47,054 based on 368 salaries. An early career Information Technology Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,163 based on 3,424 salaries. A mid-career Information Technology Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,951 based on 2,134 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $81,356.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Information Technology Specialist in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 37.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (20.0% more) and Chicago, Illinois (17.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (9.6% less).
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