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 2017 IT Salary Survey

Key findings from survey of 2,782 IT professionals, 55% technical staffers and 45% IT managers — asking them about their compensation, workloads, long-term career prospects and much more.


 

 

Salary gains stay strong

 

 

A propitious job market

 

 

Who’s hot?

 

 

 

The right path

 

 

Concerns and challenges

Source: Computerworld

IT Salary Survey 2017: Hottest jobs, cities and industries for IT pay


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Hottest IT Job Tittles 2018

JOB TITLE CHANGE IN AVERAGE TOTAL COMPENSATION 2016-2017
Help desk/technical support specialist 5.1%
Software engineer 4.5%
Systems administrator 4.5%
Business analyst 3.9%
Systems architect 3.8%
Chief information officer 3.7%
Network engineer 3.3%
Vice president of IT 3.2%
Programmer/analyst 3.1%
Network administrator 3.1%

 

Hottest metro regions for IT pay 2017

METRO REGION CHANGE IN AVERAGE TOTAL COMPENSATION 2016-2017
Washington, D.C. 5.0%
San Francisco 4.8%
Los Angeles 4.5%
Boston 4.5%
Raleigh-Durham / Winston-Salem / Charlotte, N.C. 4.4%
Denver 3.9%
Minneapolis / St. Paul 3.7%
Phoenix 3.4%
Chicago 3.2%
Detroit 3.1%

 

Source: Computerworld

Hottest industries for IT pay 2017

INDUSTRY CHANGE IN AVERAGE TOTAL COMPENSATION 2016-2017
Banking 4.2%
Entertainment / marketing / advertising 3.8%
Telecommunications 3.7%
Defense / aerospace 3.5%
Legal / insurance / real estate 3.5%
Health / medical services 3.5%
Transportation / logistics 3.2%
Education 3.2%
Manufacturing (noncomputer-related) 3.0%
Finance / accounting 3.0%
Business services / consulting (noncomputer-related) 3.0%

 

A sampling of IT pay by industry

INDUSTRY AVERAGE TOTAL COMPENSATION IN 2017
COMPUTER SERVICES / CONSULTING
Director of IT $139,764*
Network engineer/architect $123,509*
Systems architect $117,671*
Software engineer $108,874*
Systems administrator $73,530*
Help desk / technical support specialist $58,222*
EDUCATION
CIO / vice president of IT $147,347*
Director of IT $95,295
IT manager $84,526*
Systems administrator $72,534*
Network administrator $61,621*
Help desk / technical support specialist $47,208*
GOVERNMENT
CIO / vice president of IT $120,178**
Director of IT $103,655
IT manager $92,169*
Systems administrator $79,362*
Network administrator $68,766**
Help desk / technical support specialist $54,152*
HEALTHCARE
CIO / vice president of IT $188,220*
Director of IT $116,099
IT manager $93,354*
Systems administrator $82,009*
Help desk / technical support specialist $51,425*
Technician $50,085*
LEGAL and INSURANCE
CIO / vice president of IT $207,194*
Information security manager $130,633**
Director of IT $122,518*
IT manager $113,294**
Application developer $92,210**
Systems administrator $80,292**
MANUFACTURING
CIO / vice president of IT $218,455*
Director of IT $137,303*
IT manager $98,292
Network administrator $75,871*
Systems administrator $74,009*
Help desk / technical support specialist $45,584**