Information Technology Professional Statistics and Facts in the US

Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for Information Technology Professionals in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 377,919 Information Technology Professionals currently employed in the United States.
  • 23.1% of all Information Technology Professionals are women, while 73.2% are men.
  • The average age of an employed Information Technology Professional is 41 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of Information Technology Professionals is White (61.0%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (14.3%) and Asian (11.1%).
  • The majority of Information Technology Professionals are located in CO, Denver and NY, New York.
  • Information Technology Professionals are most in-demand in Houston, TX.
  • Information Technology Professionals are paid an average annual salary of $71,809.
  • San Ramon, CA pays an annual average wage of $100,072, the highest in the US.
  • Information Technology Professionals average starting salary is $53,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 95% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid Information Technology Professionals earn as much as $96,000 or more.
  • Rhode Island is the best state for Information Technology Professionals to live.
  • Information Technology Professionals are more likely to work at Public companies in comparison to Private companies.

Information Technology Professional Statistics By Gender

Among Information Technology Professionals, 23.1% of them are women compared to 73.2% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 73.2%
  • Female, 23.1%
  • Unknown, 3.7%
Job Title
GenderascdescPercentagesascdesc
Male
73.2%
Female
23.1%
Unknown
3.7%

Gender Pay Gap For Information Technology Professional

Women Earn 95¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$65,533
female-income
Female Income
$62,126

Information Technology Professional Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the Information Technology Professional position over time.

Male
Female
79%
77%
74%
72%
69%
67%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
YearascdescMaleascdescFemaleascdesc
2008
72.33%
27.67%
2009
72.36%
27.64%
2010
72.23%
27.77%
2011
72.41%
27.59%
2012
72.94%
27.06%
2013
73.44%
26.56%
2014
73.58%
26.42%
2015
73.58%
26.42%
2016
74.13%
25.87%
2017
73.93%
26.07%
2018
73.82%
26.18%

Information Technology Professional Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, Senior Data Center Engineer and Senior Windows Engineer have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Informatics Nurse Specialist14%82%
Clinical Support Specialist21%73%
Clinic Administrator23%72%
Information Technology Professional73%23%
Computer Mechanic93%2%
Senior Windows Engineer93%4%
Senior Data Center Engineer96%2%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Senior Data Center Engineer
Senior Windows Engineer
Computer Mechanic
Information Technology Professional
Clinic Administrator
Clinical Support Specialist
Informatics Nurse Specialist
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Information Technology Professional Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among Information Technology Professionals is White, which makes up 61.0% of all Information Technology Professionals. Comparatively, there are 14.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.1% of the Asian ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 61.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 14.3%
  • Asian, 11.1%
  • Black or African American, 10.2%
  • Unknown, 3.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.4%
Job Title
Information Technology Professional RaceascdescPercentagesascdesc
White
61.0%
Hispanic or Latino
14.3%
Asian
11.1%
Black or African American
10.2%
Unknown
3.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.4%

Information Technology Professional Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among Information Technology Professionals.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American
YearascdescWhiteascdescBlack or African AmericanascdescAsianascdescHispanic or Latinoascdesc
2010
63.89%
11.32%
8.55%
13.12%
2011
64.59%
11.42%
8.70%
12.63%
2012
63.33%
11.65%
8.95%
13.27%
2013
62.26%
10.89%
9.76%
13.65%
2014
61.97%
11.11%
9.40%
14.35%
2015
61.87%
10.57%
10.58%
14.24%
2016
61.67%
10.53%
10.56%
14.13%
2017
60.88%
10.20%
11.01%
14.54%
2018
61.00%
10.15%
11.10%
14.27%

Information Technology Professional Wage Gap By Race

Asian information technology professionals have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american information technology professionals have the lowest average salary at $61,061.
$72,000
$70,000
$68,000
$66,000
$64,000
$62,000
$60,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
Ethnicityascdesc
Salaryascdesc
Unknown$61,138
White$63,213
Black or African American$61,061
Asian$70,544
Hispanic or Latino$63,190

Average Age of an Information Technology Professional

We determined the average age of Information Technology Professionals based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female
RaceascdescMale AgeascdescFemale Ageascdesc
Black or African American
41
43
Unknown
37
34.5
Asian
40
39
Hispanic or Latino
38
39
White
41
47
American Indian and Alaska Native
43
47.5

Information Technology Professional Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of Information Technology Professional employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of Information Technology Professionals is 40+ years old, which represents 55% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Information Technology Professional YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
20-30 years
16%
30-40 years
29%
40+ years
55%

Types of Information Technology Professional Degree Levels

Job Title
  • Bachelors, 61%
  • Associate, 19%
  • Masters, 12%
  • High School Diploma, 3%
  • Other Degrees, 5%
Job Title
Information Technology Professional DegreeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Bachelors
61%
Associate
19%
Masters
12%
High School Diploma
3%
Other Degrees
5%

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Information Technology Professional Wage Gap By Education

Information technology professionals with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $85,157 annually. With a Bachelors degree, information technology professionals earn a median annual income of $74,093 compared to $65,533 for information technology professionals with an Associate degree.
$89,000
$84,000
$79,000
$74,000
$69,000
$64,000
$59,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
Educationascdesc
Salaryascdesc
High School Diploma or Less$63,839
Master's Degree$85,157
Bachelor's Degree$74,093
Some College/ Associate Degree$65,533

Information Technology Professional Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ Information Technology Professionals. We found that the most common company type is Public. In addition, the industry that employs the most Information Technology Professionals is the Technology industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire Information Technology Professionals.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Company SizeascdescPercentagesascdesc
< 50 employees
4%
50 - 100 employees
5%
100 - 500 employees
9%
500 - 1,000 employees
8%
1,000 - 10,000 employees
30%
> 10,000 employees
43%

The Types Of Companies Information Technology Professional Work In

Employees with the Information Technology Professional job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most Information Technology Professionals prefer to work at Public companies over Private companies.

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Education

Public

Private

Government

Company TypeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Education
12%
Public
41%
Private
38%
Government
9%

Top Industries Hiring Information Technology Professionals

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ Information Technology Professionals. Those industries include Technology, Manufacturing and Education.

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Fortune 500

Technology

Manufacturing

Retail

Education

IndustryascdescPercentagesascdesc
Fortune 500
19%
Technology
17%
Manufacturing
8%
Retail
6%
Education
6%
Hospitality
5%
Professional
5%
Finance
4%
Health Care
4%
Telecommunication
3%
Insurance
3%
Energy
3%
Government
2%
Utilities
2%
Construction
2%
Non Profits
2%
Pharmaceutical
1%
Media
1%
Internet
1%
Transportation
1%
Automotive
1%
Start-up
1%
Real Estate
1%

Information Technology Professional Turnover And Employment Statistics

Information Technology Professional Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of Information Technology Professionals changed.

  • Unemployment rate
YearascdescInformation Technology Professional Unemployment Rateascdesc
2010
7.58%
2011
6.70%
2012
5.32%
2013
5.21%
2014
4.89%
2015
4.00%
2016
3.51%
2017
3.56%
2018
3.06%

The Average Number of Years That Information Technology Professional Stay in a Job

By looking over 1,263 Information Technology Professionals resumes, we figured out that the average Information Technology Professional enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 29%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Number or YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
Less than 1 year
15%
1-2 years
29%
3-4 years
12%
5-7 years
15%
8-10 years
10%
11+ years
19%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Information Technology Professionals

The most common foreign language among Information Technology Professionals is Spanish at 52.6%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Portuguese at 7.9% and German is the third-most popular at 5.3%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 52.6%
  • Portuguese, 7.9%
  • German, 5.3%
  • French, 5.3%
  • Swedish, 2.6%
  • Other, 26.3%
Job Title
Foreign LanguageascdescPercentagesascdesc
Spanish
52.6%
Portuguese
7.9%
German
5.3%
French
5.3%
Swedish
2.6%
Other
26.3%

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Information Technology Professional Heatmaps

The amount you can make as an Information Technology Professional can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of Information Technology Professionals is $107,966. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Information Technology Professionals Earn The Most?

The map here shows where Information Technology Professionals earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Information Technology Professionals Located?

By looking through more than 1,263 resumes, we found that the most popular places for Information Technology Professionals are CO, Denver and NY, New York.

Number of Information Technology Professionals

Where Are Information Technology Professionals In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country Information Technology Professionals are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings