At $97,430, the median annual wage for IT jobs is more than double the pay for all US occupations which is currently $45,760. Information technology is also one of the rare sectors where salaries rise every year. Additionally, the tech unemployment rate is typically half that of all other fields. In light of recent events concerning COVID-19, the current 1.8% unemployment rate for IT pros is far below the 3.5% national average for all occupations.
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These unemployment rates are based on data from March 2023, after the brunt of the Coronavirus pandemic and its devastating economic impact. As expected, the tech sector is less affected by the massive spike in unemployment, as IT careers are typically better suited to remote work. We will continue to update this page as the Department of Labor releases new figures and the economy continues to reopen.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Salary by IT Job Role, North America (quick view)
- Technology Management: $172,028
- Cloud Computing: $147,299
- IT Architecture & Design: $138,310
- DevOps Engineering: $134,215
- IT Product and Program Management: $130,161
- Cybersecurity & Information Security: $129,031
- IT Sales and Marketing: $126,197
- Business Intelligence & Data Analytics: $124,773
- IT Risk Mgmt, Auditing & Compliance: $119,037
- Networking & Telecommunications: $105,096
- IT Human Resources & Professional Development: $102,679
- Programming & Application Development: $77,698
- IT Help Desk & Technical Support: $71,365
Source: 2022 IT Skills & Salary Report by SkillSoft