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The average salary for an Early-Career Information Technology Specialist is $50,017.
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What Do Information Technology Specialists Do?

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Information Technology Specialist

The top respondents for the job title Information Technology Specialist are from the companies U.S. Army, Android Industries and U.S. Air Force (USAF). Reported salaries are highest at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. where the average pay is $68,638. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include AT&T Inc. and Android Industries, earning around $64,250 and $56,587, respectively. U.S. Army pays the lowest at around $29,809. U.S. Air Force (USAF) and Apple Computer, Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $41,100 and $44,219, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Information Technology Specialists?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Hardware Technician, System Administration, Troubleshooting, Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2) and Information Technology (IT) Support.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology Specialists?

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 $47,175 based on 285 salaries. A mid-career Information Technology Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,795 based on 1,800 salaries. An experienced Information Technology Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,867 based on 1,670 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $82,408.
Employees with Information Technology Specialist in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 20.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (17.5% more) and Chicago, Illinois (14.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (3.1% less) and Houston, Texas (1.2% less).

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