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Best states for an Information Technology Specialist

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Are you thinking of becoming an Information Technology Specialist and really want to work at IBM?

Turns out, your chances are better in some states than others.

Our research found that Kentucky is the best state for Information Technology Specialists, while Kentucky and Delaware are ranked highest in terms of median salary.

Kentucky has a median salary of $100,834 and Kentucky has the highest median salary among all 50 states for Information Technology Specialists.

57% of people in the field are White, while 15% are Hispanic or Latino.

an Information Technology Specialist will most commonly be promoted to Systems Administrator.

The 10 Best States in America For Information Technology Specialists in 2019

  1. Kentucky
  2. Delaware
  3. Ohio
  4. Alaska
  5. Massachusetts
  6. Rhode Island
  7. Georgia
  8. Colorado
  9. Iowa
  10. North Carolina
  • (404 jobs)
  • (142 jobs)
  • (1,360 jobs)
  • (103 jobs)
  • (1,436 jobs)
  • (158 jobs)
  • (1,241 jobs)
  • (886 jobs)
  • (402 jobs)
  • (1,423 jobs)

We analyzed these data points for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Kentucky is the best state for jobs for Information Technology Specialists.

The median salary for Information Technology Specialists in Kentucky is $100,834.

Check out the ranking of the best states for Information Technology Specialists below.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Information Technology Specialists in 2019

1. Kentucky

Total Information Technology Specialist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
404 $100,834 $82,000 $123,000 1.01
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Information Technology Specialist Jobs in Kentucky

2. Delaware

Total Information Technology Specialist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
142 $90,099 $69,000 $116,000 1.14
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Information Technology Specialist Jobs in Delaware

3. Ohio

Total Information Technology Specialist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,360 $86,396 $71,000 $105,000 0.98
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Information Technology Specialist Jobs in Ohio

4. Alaska

Total Information Technology Specialist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
103 $78,128 $59,000 $102,000 1.48
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Information Technology Specialist Jobs in Alaska

5. Massachusetts

Total Information Technology Specialist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,436 $81,910 $69,000 $96,000 1.13
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Information Technology Specialist Jobs in Massachusetts

6. Rhode Island

Total Information Technology Specialist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
158 $75,935 $57,000 $100,000 1.17
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Information Technology Specialist Jobs in Rhode Island

7. Georgia

Total Information Technology Specialist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,241 $78,281 $65,000 $93,000 1.02
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Information Technology Specialist Jobs in Georgia

8. Colorado

Total Information Technology Specialist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
886 $80,611 $65,000 $99,000 1
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Information Technology Specialist Jobs in Colorado

9. Iowa

Total Information Technology Specialist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
402 $86,630 $72,000 $103,000 0.83
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Information Technology Specialist Jobs in Iowa

10. North Carolina

Total Information Technology Specialist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,423 $74,436 $62,000 $89,000 1.16
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Information Technology Specialist Jobs in North Carolina

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE an Information Technology Specialist

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

Detailed list of the best states for an Information Technology Specialist

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