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Information Technology Average Salaries in United States 2023

How much money does a person working in Information Technology make in United States?

Average Yearly Salary
95,100 USD
( 7,930 USD monthly)


A person working in Information Technology in United States typically earns around 95,100 USD per year. Salaries range from 49,300 USD (lowest average) to 155,000 USD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Information Technology careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
2nd Line Systems Engineer89,600 USD
ABAP Developer85,400 USD
Advertising Account Planner85,200 USD
Android Developer91,900 USD
Angular Developer86,400 USD
Application Consultant107,000 USD
Applications System Specialist80,300 USD
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist108,000 USD
Artificial Intelligence Developer111,000 USD
AS400 Programmer93,700 USD
Assistant Information Technology Manager113,000 USD
Assistant Service Delivery Manager105,000 USD
Avaloq Developer88,400 USD
BizTalk Developer 93,700 USD
Blockchain Associate93,600 USD
Blockchain Developer81,400 USD
Build and Release Engineer84,300 USD
Business Intelligence Analyst100,000 USD
Business Intelligence Developer98,800 USD
Business Objects Developer87,200 USD
Business Process Consultant103,000 USD
Business Systems Analyst89,400 USD
C# Developer100,000 USD
C++ Developer104,000 USD
Capacity Planning Manager121,000 USD
Change Administrator85,300 USD
Chief Information Security Officer139,000 USD
Client Delivery Manager122,000 USD
CMS Developer79,100 USD
Computer Animator82,700 USD
Computer Hardware Engineer79,100 USD
Computer Networks Architect95,100 USD
Computer Operator66,300 USD
Computer Technician71,100 USD
Copy Editor78,000 USD
CRM Application Administrator83,600 USD
Cross Platform Security Manager133,000 USD
Curam Developer76,400 USD
Data Analyst87,200 USD
Data Architect95,800 USD
Data Center Technician77,900 USD
Data Entry Supervisor57,600 USD
Data Manager126,000 USD
Data Modeling Analyst91,900 USD
Data Quality Analyst89,600 USD
Data Security Analyst93,400 USD
Data Security Manager126,000 USD
Data Warehousing Manager119,000 USD
Data Warehousing Specialist92,400 USD
Database Administration Manager115,000 USD
Database Administrator97,400 USD
Database Analyst94,100 USD
Database Developer94,600 USD
Database Report Writer90,000 USD
Delivery Manager92,000 USD
Developer / Programmer89,600 USD
Development Manager133,000 USD
Director of Application Development132,000 USD
Director of Technology160,000 USD
Disaster Recovery Analyst86,900 USD
Documentation Specialist84,000 USD
E-Commerce Manager117,000 USD
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst104,000 USD
E-Commerce Marketing Manager117,000 USD
E-Commerce Sales Manager125,000 USD
E-Commerce Strategy Manager123,000 USD
Enterprise Architecture Manager113,000 USD
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect121,000 USD
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager142,000 USD
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant97,300 USD
ERP Analyst103,000 USD
ERP Project Manager128,000 USD
Ethical Hacker80,200 USD
Financial Systems Manager143,000 USD
Flash Developer79,300 USD
Front End Developer76,000 USD
Full Stack Developer98,700 USD
Functional Analyst97,700 USD
Game Developer86,200 USD
GIS Analyst80,300 USD
GIS Developer92,400 USD
Global BI Analyst101,000 USD
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer82,800 USD
Graphics Programmer83,300 USD
Graphics Web Designer75,200 USD
Hardware Design Engineer88,400 USD
Hardware Engineering Manager132,000 USD
Hardware Technician72,800 USD
Head of Development133,000 USD
Help Desk Analyst91,300 USD
Help Desk Manager103,000 USD
Help Desk Support64,600 USD
Helpdesk Manager109,000 USD
Imaging Programmer85,200 USD
Informatics Optimization Specialist91,800 USD
Information Assurance Analyst98,500 USD
Information Program Director131,000 USD
Information Security Administrator106,000 USD
Information Security Analyst111,000 USD
Information Security Engineer90,500 USD
Information Security Manager141,000 USD
Information Security Specialist108,000 USD
Information Services Consultant115,000 USD
Information Technology Administrator79,300 USD
Information Technology Asset Manager119,000 USD
Information Technology Consultant108,000 USD
Information Technology Coordinator74,600 USD
Information Technology Director164,000 USD
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer83,200 USD
Information Technology Manager163,000 USD
Information Technology Operations Manager152,000 USD
Information Technology Product Manager131,000 USD
Information Technology Project Administrator76,400 USD
Information Technology Project Coordinator96,200 USD
Information Technology Project Leader114,000 USD
Information Technology Project Manager151,000 USD
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager108,000 USD
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)98,000 USD
Information Technology Quality Specialist92,400 USD
Information Technology Support64,700 USD
Information Technology Team Leader115,000 USD
Information Technology Trainer92,300 USD
Information Technology Training Analyst92,100 USD
Interface Design Manager117,000 USD
Interface Designer72,400 USD
IOS Developer99,500 USD
Java Developer98,100 USD
Javascript Developer87,600 USD
Lead Developer112,000 USD
Linux Administrator94,500 USD
Lotus Domino Administrator97,900 USD
Lotus Notes Developer94,300 USD
Mail Server Administrator88,500 USD
Major Incident Manager109,000 USD
Managed Service Specialist89,700 USD
Microsystems Engineer94,000 USD
Mobile Developer92,500 USD
Multimedia Developer81,800 USD
Multimedia Services Manager101,000 USD
Network Administration Team Lead110,000 USD
Network Administrator85,400 USD
Network Analyst84,300 USD
Network and Infrastructure Manager149,000 USD
Network Engineer83,200 USD
Network Engineering Manager112,000 USD
Network Security Systems Manager111,000 USD
Network Specialist90,500 USD
Network Technician73,500 USD
Nodejs Developer96,100 USD
NT Systems Administrator81,300 USD
Numerical Control Programmer77,800 USD
Online Banking Manager148,000 USD
Online Banking Specialist114,000 USD
OPS Manager125,000 USD
Oracle Database Administrator88,400 USD
Oracle Developer97,000 USD
Perl Developer81,700 USD
PHP Developer79,500 USD
Python Developer94,700 USD
Records Manager74,900 USD
Remedy Developer77,900 USD
Reporting Analyst87,500 USD
Ruby Developer83,600 USD
Salesforce Administrator91,600 USD
Salesforce Developer70,300 USD
SAP Consultant99,100 USD
SAS Programmer87,900 USD
Scrum Master78,400 USD
SEO Associate79,500 USD
SEO Manager111,000 USD
Service Delivery Manager125,000 USD
Service Level Manager116,000 USD
Service Support Lead93,300 USD
SharePoint Administrator92,200 USD
Sharepoint Consultant96,800 USD
Sharepoint Developer95,200 USD
Shift Leader98,800 USD
SOA Analyst89,400 USD
SOC Engineer92,300 USD
Software Analyst92,400 USD
Software Architect88,000 USD
Software Development Manager127,000 USD
Software Engineer91,900 USD
Software QA Engineer82,300 USD
Software Sales85,300 USD
Software Specialist82,500 USD
Software Support Engineer73,000 USD
Software Test Engineer80,000 USD
Solutions Architect128,000 USD
Storage Engineer79,700 USD
Supervisor64,500 USD
Support Analyst82,600 USD
Support Specialist93,800 USD
System Administrator83,700 USD
Systems Analyst92,100 USD
Systems Architect88,000 USD
Systems Consultant107,000 USD
Systems Engineer73,500 USD
Systems Integrator91,300 USD
Technical Analyst80,600 USD
Technical Consultant104,000 USD
Technical Manager100,000 USD
Technical Project Manager122,000 USD
Technical Sales94,100 USD
Technical Trainer92,300 USD
Technical Writer83,000 USD
Technology Business Analyst96,700 USD
Technology Director162,000 USD
Technology Specialist116,000 USD
Teradata Developer76,000 USD
Test Analyst88,200 USD
Tester80,500 USD
Testing Manager118,000 USD
TIBCO Developer75,600 USD
UNIX Administrator96,000 USD
Usability Engineer89,800 USD
User Experience Consultant103,000 USD
User Experience Design Expert101,000 USD
User Experience Designer82,200 USD
User Experience Researcher94,900 USD
User Interface Designer88,600 USD
VB Developer71,200 USD
VB.NET Developer96,800 USD
Video Game Designer81,500 USD
Visual Information Specialist85,300 USD
Web Applications Manager113,000 USD
Web Content Specialist100,000 USD
Web Designer78,900 USD
Web Developer82,500 USD
Web Editor78,700 USD
Web Project Manager108,000 USD
Web Promotions Specialist87,000 USD
Web Security Administrator93,200 USD
Web Security Manager138,000 USD
Web Support Analyst66,500 USD
Web Writer77,500 USD
Webmaster75,700 USD
Windows System Administrator80,200 USD
Wireless Consultant109,000 USD
Writer and Documentor80,800 USD

Information Technology Jobs Salary Distribution in United States

Median and salary distribution yearly United States Information Technology
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Information Technology salaries in United States range from 49,300 USD per year (minimum average salary) to 155,000 USD per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 93,200 USD per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 93,200 USD while the other half are earning more than 93,200 USD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 64,200 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 64,200 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 122,000 USD while 25% are earning more than 122,000 USD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in United States costs anywhere from 39,500 US Dollar(s) to 118,000 US Dollar(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Information Technology Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender yearly United States Information Technology
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in United States who work in Information Technology earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

97,900 USD
92,500 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in United States for all Careers

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Information Technology Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in United States

How much are annual salary increments in United States for Information Technology professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Information Technology

Information Technology professionals in United States are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate United States Information Technology
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

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The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in United States is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in United States for the year 2022. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Information Technology Bonus and Incentive Rates in United States

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate United States Information Technology
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Information Technology is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

47% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 53% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Information Technology Hourly Average Wage in United States

46 USD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United States is 46 USD. This means that the average person in United States earns approximately 46 USD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Information Technology VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Information Technology and Information Technology yearly United States
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The average salary for Information Technology is 0% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Atlanta96,000 USD
Austin111,000 USD
Baltimore97,500 USD
Boston104,000 USD
Bristol80,600 USD
Chicago110,000 USD
Cincinnati81,400 USD
Cleveland84,200 USD
Dallas113,000 USD
Denver103,000 USD
Detroit104,000 USD
Honolulu80,300 USD
Houston118,000 USD
Indianapolis101,000 USD
Iowa City78,600 USD
Jacksonville109,000 USD
Kansas City92,700 USD
Kent79,500 USD
Las Vegas97,000 USD
Long Beach91,500 USD
Los Angeles115,000 USD
Memphis101,000 USD
Miami93,200 USD
Minneapolis84,600 USD
New Orleans88,500 USD
New York122,000 USD
Oakland89,700 USD
Oklahoma City95,400 USD
Orlando85,400 USD
Philadelphia112,000 USD
Phoenix110,000 USD
Sacramento94,400 USD
San Antonio115,000 USD
San Diego109,000 USD
San Francisco105,000 USD
San Jose108,000 USD
Seattle101,000 USD
Tampa88,300 USD
Vancouver79,900 USD
Washington D.C.104,000 USD

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Alabama102,000 USD
Alaska89,000 USD
Arizona106,000 USD
Arkansas98,100 USD
California112,000 USD
Colorado101,000 USD
Connecticut98,400 USD
Delaware91,600 USD
District of Columbia89,600 USD
Florida112,000 USD
Georgia110,000 USD
Hawaii93,900 USD
Idaho94,000 USD
Illinois111,000 USD
Indiana106,000 USD
Iowa98,300 USD
Kansas98,400 USD
Kentucky101,000 USD
Louisiana102,000 USD
Maine93,600 USD
Maryland106,000 USD
Massachusetts106,000 USD
Michigan110,000 USD
Minnesota104,000 USD
Mississippi98,100 USD
Missouri105,000 USD
Montana93,300 USD
Nebraska96,400 USD
Nevada98,500 USD
New Hampshire94,500 USD
New Jersey110,000 USD
New Mexico97,800 USD
New York114,000 USD
North Carolina101,000 USD
North Dakota82,300 USD
Ohio102,000 USD
Oklahoma92,600 USD
Oregon92,700 USD
Pennsylvania103,000 USD
Rhode Island84,500 USD
South Carolina94,900 USD
South Dakota84,700 USD
Tennessee98,800 USD
Texas105,000 USD
Utah89,700 USD
Vermont83,200 USD
Virginia101,000 USD
Washington100,000 USD
West Virginia89,100 USD
Wisconsin97,600 USD
Wyoming82,700 USD

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in United States earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
92,400 USD
Public Sector+5%
97,100 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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