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Information Technology Specialist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$78,000
$60,000
$78,000
$101,000
Did you know that the average information technology specialist makes $78,494 per year? That's valued at $37.74 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $60,000 and $101,000, meaning information technology specialists have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most information technology specialists find a job with government and retail companies, while others work for health care, finance, and manufacturing companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Alaska, Washington and California are the top states in the U.S. to pay information technology specialists the highest salaries.
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Map of Information Technology Specialist Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Information Technology Specialists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Information Technology Specialist Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Alaska, Washington and California, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for information technology specialists. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Kansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

City
Average Salary
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$96,551
$97k
Mountain View, CA
Mountain View, CA
$96,170
$96k
Olympia, WA
Olympia, WA
$91,767
$92k
Cambridge, MA
Cambridge, MA
$86,456
$86k
Middletown, NJ
Middletown, NJ
$84,759
$85k
Newark, DE
Newark, DE
$82,263
$82k
Albany, OR
Albany, OR
$80,034
$80k
Arlington, VA
Arlington, VA
$79,564
$80k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$78,518
$79k
Saint Paul, MN
Saint Paul, MN
$75,719
$76k

High Paying Information Technology Specialist Jobs

Average Information Technology Specialist Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as an information technology specialist, being employed by a company such as Citi or Goldman Sachs would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like PacifiCorp and TXU Energy also report highly competitive salaries for information technology specialists.

Company
Average Salary
$136,742
$137k
$129,960
$130k
$129,520
$130k
$129,302
$129k
$128,761
$129k

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Information Technology Specialist Salary History

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    Average Information Technology Specialist Pay By Industry

    Information technology specialist salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with health care, finance, and manufacturing companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, an information technology specialist can make a yearly salary of $89,329 while working for health care companies. All the while, other information technology specialists are making $86,422 at finance companies and $85,571 at manufacturing companies. One industry information technology specialists may want to avoid is the government industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $64,807.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $89,329
    $89k
    Finance
    Finance
    $86,422
    $86k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $85,571
    $86k
    Retail
    Retail
    $81,644
    $82k
    Technology
    Technology
    $81,432
    $81k
    Government
    Government
    $64,807
    $65k

    Information Technology Specialist Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for an information technology specialist can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Recently Added Information Technology Specialist Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Lasalle County It Department
    Lasalle County It Department
    IT Specialist II
    IT Specialist II
    IT Specialist II
    Ottawa, IL
    Ottawa, IL
    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $38,000
    $38,000
    10/31/2020
    Information Technology (IT) Faculty Certification Specialist
    Information Technology (IT) Faculty Certification Specialist
    Roxboro, NC
    Roxboro, NC
    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $50,004
    $50,004
    10/31/2020
    Federal Emergency Management Agency
    Federal Emergency Management Agency
    IT Specialist (Network)
    IT Specialist (Network)
    IT Specialist (Network)
    Round Hill, VA
    Round Hill, VA
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $102,663
    $102,663
    10/30/2020
    Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
    Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
    Information Technology Specialist
    Information Technology Specialist
    Information Technology Specialist
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $59,534
    $59,534
    10/30/2020
    Technology Transformation Service
    Technology Transformation Service
    IT Specialist (Plcyplan) (2210)
    IT Specialist (Plcyplan) (2210)
    IT Specialist (Plcyplan) (2210)
    San Francisco, CA
    San Francisco, CA
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $126,810
    $126,810
    10/29/2020
    U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command
    U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command
    IT Specialist (Network)
    IT Specialist (Network)
    IT Specialist (Network)
    Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
    Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $121,316
    $121,316
    10/29/2020
    IT Specialist (Infosec)
    IT Specialist (Infosec)
    Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
    Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $86,335
    $86,335
    10/28/2020
    Information Technology Specialist (Security)
    Information Technology Specialist (Security)
    Bangor Base, WA
    Bangor Base, WA
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $84,045
    $84,045
    10/28/2020
    IT Specialist (Sysadmin)
    IT Specialist (Sysadmin)
    Groton, CT
    Groton, CT
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $85,680
    $85,680
    10/28/2020
    Federal Emergency Management Agency
    Federal Emergency Management Agency
    IT Specialist (Infosec)
    IT Specialist (Infosec)
    IT Specialist (Infosec)
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $86,335
    $86,335
    10/28/2020