IT Salaries

information technology salaries

At $91,250, the median annual wage for IT jobs is more than double the pay for all US occupations which is currently $41,950. 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 2% unemployment rate for IT pros is far below the 3.6% national average for all occupations.

Chart your earning potential in a range of IT job markets with continually updated wage data, apply to info tech jobs, and find computer training and degree programs to maximize your salary. Use these pages to research salaries for the hottest IT career paths and compare earnings by location, experience, skill set, certifications held and more.

These unemployment rates are based on data from May 2022, during 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 reopens.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Salary by IT Job Role, North America (quick view)

  • Technology Management: $174,181
  • IT Sales and Marketing: $156,471
  • Cloud Computing: $144,533
  • IT Risk Management: $136,586
  • IT Architecture & Design: $132,941
  • Cyber Security: $132,163
  • Auditing and IT Compliance: $122,788
  • DevOps Engineering: $122,737
  • Project / Program Management: $121,666
  • Business Intelligence & Data Analytics: $119,321
  • Programming & Application Development: $110,260
  • Networking & Telecommunications: $93,278
  • IT Help Desk & Technical Support: $66,652

Source: 2021 IT Skills & Salary Report by Global Knowledge

Salary by IT Career Path (deep dive)

IT Salaries by State

Current wage data for computing professionals by US state and territory.

State / Territory

Mean Hourly Wage

Mean Annual Wage

Alabama
$42.55
$88,510
Alaska
$40.07
$83,340
Arizona
$44.48
$92,530
Arkansas
$36.70
$76,340
California
$58.75
$122,200
Colorado
$50.10
$104,210
Connecticut
$47.35
$98,490
Delaware
$49.07
$102,060
District of Columbia
$54.68
$113,720
Florida
$41.13
$85,540
Georgia
$46.43
$96,570
Hawaii
$43.17
$89,800
Idaho
$37.68
$78,380
Illinois
$44.99
$93,580
Indiana
$37.86
$78,760
Iowa
$42.18
$87,740
Kansas
$39.33
$81,800
Kentucky
$35.98
$74,830
Louisiana
$34.92
$72,620
Maine
$39.32
$81,790
Maryland
$53.26
$110,790
Massachusetts
$53.97
$112,270
Michigan
$40.74
$84,750
Minnesota
$46.29
$96,290
Mississippi
$34.07
$70,870
Missouri
$39.98
$83,150
Montana
$34.20
$71,130
Nebraska
$38.99
$81,090
Nevada
$37.24
$77,470
New Hampshire
$45.79
$95,250
New Jersey
$52.31
$108,800
New Mexico
$39.99
$83,170
New York
$52.15
$108,470
North Carolina
$47.17
$98,110
North Dakota
$35.12
$73,050
Ohio
$41.33
$85,970
Oklahoma
$37.26
$77,500
Oregon
$46.78
$97,310
Pennsylvania
$42.08
$87,530
Puerto Rico
$21.58
$44,890
Rhode Island
$47.75
$99,330
South Carolina
$39.47
$82,100
South Dakota
$37.12
$77,210
Tennessee
$37.25
$77,490
Texas
$45.13
$93,880
Utah
$41.64
$86,600
Vermont
$40.34
$83,910
Virginia
$53.13
$110,510
Washington
$59.61
$124,000
West Virginia
$34.31
$71,360
Wisconsin
$40.23
$83,670
Wyoming
$33.06
$68,770

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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