IT Salaries

At $86,320, the median annual wage for computing and IT jobs is more than double the pay for all U.S. occupations ($38,640). Information technology is also one of the rare sectors where salaries rise each and 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 2.8% unemployment rate for IT pros is far below the 10-15% national average for all other occupations.

These unemployment rates were last updated in June 2020, in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic and its devastating impact on the global economy. As expected, the information technology sector was less affected by the massive spike in unemployment as many computer jobs are better suited to the remote economy. We will continue to update this page as the Labor Department and other sources release new figures and the economy continues to reopen and adjust.

Chart your earning potential in a range of IT job markets with continually updated wage data, apply to information technology 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, and certifications held.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Salary by IT Discipline, North America (quick view)

  • IT Management: $149,034
  • Cloud Computing: $138,320
  • IT Architecture and Design: $126,095
  • Project / Program Management: $118,528
  • Cyber Security: $117,932
  • DevOps Engineering: $114,332
  • BI, Data Management & Analytics: $110,360
  • Information Technology Compliance: $108,214
  • Programming & Application Development: $104,098
  • Networking & Telecommunications: $91,359
  • IT Help Desk / Technical Support: $63,245
pdf icon Source: 2019 IT Skills & Salary Report by Global Knowledge

Salary by Popular 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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