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IT salary survey: Salaries vary by industry, 2010 raises expected

SearchCIO-Midmarket.com Staff

While midmarket IT salaries vary by industry and title, healthy salary increases are expected in 2010 across the board as last year's doom and gloom subsides, according to our recent IT salary and careers survey.

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According to the 2009 SearchCIO-Midmarket.com survey, more than 55% of the 410 respondents are expecting a pay increase in 2010, compared with 32% in 2009. And only 11% are expecting a pay cut or furlough, down from 25% last year. Overall, the positive outlook is in tune with high IT morale, as 47% reported having an optimistic staff and work environment in 2009.

Which industry is expecting the highest pay increase? Almost all respondents from the IT-related services sector -- 91% -- are anticipating raises, which average out to about 7.5%. On the other hand, only 32% of state and local government respondents are anticipating a pay increase (of an average 5.2%) and 14% are still expecting a pay cut this year.

The tables below show the responses by title and industry for base IT salaries and total compensation, as well as expected pay increases for 2010. Breaking out the data by industry and company size resulted in low sample sizes, so the information is less statistically valid and more of an anecdotal glimpse into what your midmarket IT peers make.

Let us know what you think; email editor@searchcio-midmarket.com.

Senior IT by (select) industry
  
 Total comp. average
 Total comp. median
 Base average
 Base median
IT-related services
 $158,000
 $164,000
 $143,750
 $148,000
Manufacturing
 $140,600
 $162,000
 $124,500
 $120,000
Financial services
 $131,400
 $140,000
 $117,800
 $120,000
Education
 $125,770
 $137,000
 $ 132,000
 $132,650
Government
 $101,600
 $102,000
 $99,900
 $100,000

Response base:IT-related services 31, manufacturing 20, financial services 39, education 34, government 47.

Midlevel IT by (select) industry
  
 Total comp. average
 Total comp. median
 Base average
 Base median
Financial services
 $150,000
 $160,000
 $127,500
 $120,000
IT-related services
 $118,000
 $125,000
 $104,125
 $105,000
Manufacturing
 $115,000
 $110,000
 $105,000
 $102,000
Government
 $99,600
 $100,000
 $92,600
 $95,500
Education
 $76,000
 $65,000
 $73,800.00
 $65,000

Response base:IT-related services 31, manufacturing 20, financial services 39, education 34, government 47.

IT manager by (select) industry
  
 Total comp. average
 Total comp. median
 Base average
 Base median
Financial services
 $89,100
 $94,000
 $85,500.00
 $90,500
Government
 $87,300
 $89,699
 $87,600
 $93,579
IT-related services
 $83,000
 $90,000
 $81,400
 $85,000
Manufacturing
 $79,400
 $78,500
 $76,500
 $79,900
Education
 $64,000
 $69,900
 $60,700
 $67,000
Response base:IT-related services 31, manufacturing 20, financial services 39, education 34, government 47.
By industry
 Industry
 Average
raise
 Base
 IT-related services
 7.52%
 39
 Government
 5.2%
 47
 Energy/utilities
 5.2%
 10
 Manufacturing
 4.66%
 71
 Computer-related
 retail/wholesale/distribution
 3.63%
 14
 Legal/insurance/
 real estate
 4.53%
 18
 Wholesale/retail
 3.9%
 18
 Education
 3.57%
 39
 Medical/health care
 3.12%
 30

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