IT Salaries

information technology salaries

At $91,250, the median annual wage for IT jobs is more than double the pay for all U.S. 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 2.2% unemployment rate for IT pros is far below the 4.8% 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 September 2021, 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 Dept. 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: $161,483
  • Cloud Computing: $153,655
  • IT Risk Management: $131,195
  • Cyber Security: $128,726
  • IT Architecture & Design: $128,441
  • Project / Program Management: $122,529
  • Information Technology Compliance: $115,308
  • DevOps Engineering: $114,361
  • BI, Data Management & Analytics: $111,132
  • Programming & Application Development: $110,234
  • Networking & Telecommunications: $94,650
  • IT Help Desk / Technical Support: $64,567

Source: 2020 IT Skills & Salary Report by Global Knowledge

Salary by IT Career Path (deep dive)

IT Salaries by State

American State / Territory

Mean Hourly Wage

Mean Annual Wage

Alabama
$39.36
$81,870
Alaska
$39.34
$81,820
Arizona
$39.87
$82,940
Arkansas
$32.87
$68,360
California
$50.66
$105,380
Colorado
$45.79
$95,240
Connecticut
$44.11
$91,740
Delaware
$44.54
$92,630
District of Columbia
$51.34
$106,790
Florida
$36.74
$76,420
Georgia
$41.29
$85,890
Hawaii
$38.36
$79,790
Idaho
$33.76
$70,210
Illinois
$41.74
$86,820
Indiana
$34.93
$72,660
Iowa
$36.87
$76,700
Kansas
$35.59
$74,020
Kentucky
$33.07
$68,790
Louisiana
$30.63
$63,700
Maine
$35.98
$74,830
Maryland
$47.60
$99,010
Massachusetts
$46.83
$96,470
Michigan
$37.89
$78,810
Minnesota
$41.69
$86,710
Mississippi
$32.61
$67,820
Missouri
$37.83
$78,690
Montana
$30.63
$63,720
Nebraska
$36.33
$75,570
Nevada
$36.93
$76,820
New Hampshire
$42.43
$88,260
New Jersey
$48.43
$100,540
New Mexico
$37.62
$78,240
New York
$45.85
$95,370
North Carolina
$41.53
$86,380
North Dakota
$31.92
$66,390
Ohio
$38.79
$80,690
Oklahoma
$33.44
$69,560
Oregon
$41.23
$85,750
Pennsylvania
$39.93
$83,060
Puerto Rico
$21.06
$43,800
Rhode Island
$41.08
$85,450
South Carolina
$34.94
$72,680
South Dakota
$30.78
$64,020
Tennessee
$35.60
$74,050
Texas
$43.00
$89,450
Utah
$38.77
$80,650
Vermont
$35.25
$73,330
Virginia
$48.47
$100,830
Washington
$51.45
$107,020
West Virginia
$33.53
$69,750
Wisconsin
$35.82
$74,520
Wyoming
$30.79
$64,030

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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