Source: Computerworld

Top 5 US States by Salary

Average salaries for IT professionals are on the rise, while non-IT professionals’ salaries are lower

Washington DC $104,265

Virginia $103,395

Maryland
$99,678

Hawaii
$98,004

California
$96,066

New York
$95,219

 

 

Computerworld’s 2016 IT Salary Survey

Key findings from survey of 3,300 IT professionals, including salary trends, hot skills, job satisfaction, career outlook, biggest concerns and more.

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Salary gains stay strong

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A propitious job market

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Who’s hot?

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The right path

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Ongoing education

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Concerns and challenges

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Source: Article by Sarah K. White

Tech skills that will earn you more money


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Source: Computerworld

IT Salary Survey 2016: Hottest jobs, cities and industries for IT pay


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Hottest industries for IT pay 2016

INDUSTRY CHANGE IN AVERAGE TOTAL COMPENSATION 2015-2016
Nonprofit +6.2%
Retail trade +6.0%
Defense / aerospace +5.9%
Banking +5.1%
Wholesale trade +5.0%
Computer-related services / IT consulting +4.4%
Finance / accounting +4.3%
Business services / consulting (noncomputer-related) +4.0%
Healthcare +3.9%
Energy / utilities +3.6%

 

A sampling of IT pays by industry

INDUSTRY AVERAGE TOTAL COMPENSATION IN 2016
COMPUTER SERVICES / CONSULTING
Director of IT $145,786*
Project manager $121,002
IT manager $110,622*
Software engineer $106,143*
Systems administrator $76,492*
Help desk / technical support specialist $51,412*
EDUCATION
CIO / vice president of IT $153,641*
Director of IT $104,910
IT manager $76,960
Systems administrator $71,488*
Help desk / technical support specialist $51,081*
Technician $42,694*
GOVERNMENT
CIO / vice president of IT $118,678*
Director of IT $107,208
Information security manager $98,669**
IT manager $94,277*
Systems administrator $69,541**
Help desk / technical support specialist $58,772*
HEALTHCARE
CIO / vice president of IT $206,038*
Director of IT $113,432
IT manager $89,394*
Business analyst $86,468*
Systems administrator $81,283*
Help desk / technical support specialist $53,102*
LEGAL & INSURANCE
CIO / vice president of IT $182,453**
Director of IT $144,201*
IT manager $106,434*
Software developer $92,884*
Application developer $85,584*
Systems administrator $82,869**
MANUFACTURING
CIO / vice president of IT $171,824*
Director of IT $137,830
IT manager $97,547
Systems administrator $62,538*
Network administrator $57,209**
Help desk / technical support specialist $49,527**

 

Source: Computerworld

IT SALARY WATCH

2016 Salaries: Staff and Entry-level IT Positions

JOB TITLE BASE SALARY BONUS TOTAL COMPENSATION % CHANGE FROM 2015
Application developer $86,999 $4,093 $91,092 4.4%
Business analyst $83,926 $4,521 $88,447 2.1%
Business intelligence analyst $87,990 $4,023 $92,013 4.2%
Cloud specialist $107,600 $11,290 $118,890 6.9%
Communications specialist $78,333 $5,250 $83,583 3.7%
Data scientist $110,000 $6,323 $116,323 2.9%
Database administrator $94,047 $4,166 $98,213 1.9%
Database analyst $83,270 $7,100 $90,370 3.5%
Database architect $119,742 $8,500 $128,242 3.3%
Database developer/modeler $85,289 $3,600 $88,889 4.5%
Enterprise architect $120,759 $10,593 $131,352 1.9%
Help desk/technical support specialist $52,476 $1,426 $53,902 3.3%
Information security specialist $90,649 $4,196 $94,845 4.7%
Mobile specialist/technologist $83,900 $4,625 $88,525 1.4%
Network administrator $61,209 $1,149 $62,358 4.8%
Network architect $106,908 $5,268 $112,176 2.5%
Network engineer $84,002 $3,251 $87,253 4.6%
Programmer/analyst $81,781 $3,794 $85,575 3.9%
Project leader $102,432 $9,714 $112,146 4.4%
Quality assurance specialist $82,741 $6,856 $89,597 3.2%
Senior systems analyst $96,510 $5,259 $101,769 2.9%
Software developer $89,710 $7,606 $97,316 4.7%
Software engineer $98,843 $6,257 $105,100 4.5%
Storage administrator $92,630 $3,500 $96,130 1.2%
Storage architect/engineer $112,825 $7,671 $120,496 4.7%
Systems administrator $74,550 $2,130 $76,680 5.3%
Systems analyst $76,131 $3,534 $79,665 6.2%
Systems architect $115,764 $7,667 $123,431 4%
Systems programmer $97,357 $3,433 $100,790 1.9%
Technical trainer $75,571 $1,000 $76,571 3.1%
Technician $50,376 $1,050 $51,426 3.6%
Technology/business systems analyst $84,033 $4,407 $88,440 4.8%
Web developer $78,624 $3,203 $81,827 4.4%

 

2016 Salaries: Middle IT Management

JOB TITLE BASE SALARY BONUS TOTAL COMPENSATION % CHANGE FROM 2015
Application development manager $120,303 $9,039 $129,342 3.7%
Communications manager $81,986 $3,875 $85,861 0.7%
Computer operations manager $100,953 $6,059 $107,012 3.8%
Data warehousing manager $118,500 $8,167 $126,667 3.1%
Database manager $118,848 $9,455 $128,303 1.5%
Help desk/technical support manager $78,824 $4,259 $83,083 3.1%
Information security manager $115,989 $6,351 $122,340 6.4%
IT manager $91,881 $5,011 $96,892 3.6%
Network manager $89,982 $4,290 $94,272 4.1%
Product manager $109,857 $10,393 $120,250 7.5%
Project manager $104,468 $7,032 $111,500 3.1%

 

2016 Salaries: Senior IT Management

JOB TITLE BASE SALARY BONUS TOTAL COMPENSATION % CHANGE FROM 2015
Chief information officer $146,319 $20,636 $166,955 4.6%
Chief security officer $140,204 $21,860 $162,064 5.1%
Chief technology officer $136,927 $14,866 $151,793 3.8%
Director of IT $115,291 $10,367 $125,658 3.3%
Director/vice president of systems development $148,351 $29,576 $177,927 4.2%
Internet technology architect/strategist $145,593 $25,375 $170,968 2.8%
Vice president of IT $154,048 $27,448 $181,496 4.4%