Information Technology Specialist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$78,000
$60,000
Min 10%
$78,000
Median 50%
$101,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Citi
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
3.4 years
How much does an information technology specialist make?
Information Technology Specialists in America make, on average, $78,494 a year or $37.74 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 41,000. The top 10 percent earn over $101,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $60,000 annually. The most abundant employment opportunities for Information Technology Specialists are in Government companies and Retail companies. The best states for high paying Information Technology Specialist jobs are Alaska, Washington, California, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. The typical tenure for an Information Technology Specialist is 3.4 years.

Average Information Technology Specialist Salary By Location

As an Information Technology Specialist in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $78,494 per year or $37.74 per hour. The city with the highest Information Technology Specialist salary is Washington, DC at $96,551 per year. Even an entry-level Information Technology Specialist makes $68,000 per year in Washington, DC. Alaska, Washington, California, Massachusetts, and New Jersey are the states with the highest payscale for Information Technology Specialists. Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Arkansas are at the bottom for competitive pay.

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 Company

Information Technology Specialists can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Information Technology Specialists are Government companies and Retail companies. Companies like Citi or Goldman Sachs will get you the highest pay packages. Companies like PacifiCorp and TXU Energy also pay high salaries to their Information Technology Specialists.
Company
Average Salary
$136,742
$137k
$129,960
$130k
$129,520
$130k
$129,302
$129k
$128,761
$129k

Average Information Technology Specialist Pay By Industry

Wages for Information Technology Specialists can differ based on the industry they work in. Our data shows that Manufacturing companies, Finance companies, and Retail companies tend to have the highest salaries for Information Technology Specialists. Manufacturing companies pay Information Technology Specialists an average salary of $90,813, Finance companies pay $90,018, and Retail companys come in at $85,289. At $67,765, the average salary for Information Technology Specialists in the Government industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$90,813
$91k
Finance
Finance
$90,018
$90k
Retail
Retail
$85,289
$85k
Health Care
Health Care
$84,797
$85k
Technology
Technology
$79,087
$79k
Government
Government
$67,765
$68k

Information Technology Specialist Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Information Technology Specialist Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an Information Technology Specialist can range from $59,544 to $118,016 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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.

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Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
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