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IT Salary Report 2021: 80 IT Jobs in 400 U.S. Metropolitan Areas, 20 Industry Sectors

Our  IT Salary Report 2021 provides salary ranges for 80 specific IT job positions. The salary tables, in a searchable Excel workbook, provide base salaries plus bonus pay for more than 400 U.S. metropolitan areas and 20 industry sectors.

The report is based on our annual survey of representative IT organizations on median salaries and bonuses paid to their IT professionals for positions under study along with other sources of pay data and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) compensation data. The study also includes job definitions for each position covered.

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Want to see more first? Download the Executive Summary and sample of the salary tables.

Report Description

The executive summary provides our forecast for pay raises and hiring in 2021, job descriptions, and an explanation of our methodology. Compensation data is provided in an Excel workbook with salaries reported at the 10th, 25th, 50th (median), 75th, and 90th percentiles for each position listed below.

IT Management

  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Vice President/Director, Information Technology
  • Director, Application Development
  • Director, Enterprise Architecture
  • Manager, Application Development
  • Manager, Data Center Operations
  • Manager, Data Warehouse
  • Manager, Database Administration
  • Manager, Help Desk
  • Manager, IT Procurement
  • Manager, IT Finance
  • Manager, Network Operations
  • Manager, Operating Systems Programming
  • Manager, Telecommunications
  • IT Auditor
  • IT Auditor, Senior

Data Center Operations

  • Cloud Architect
  • Computer Operator I
  • Computer Operator II
  • Computer Operator III
  • Data Entry Clerk
  • Disaster Recovery Administrator
  • Operating Systems Programmer I
  • Operating Systems Programmer II
  • Operating Systems Programmer III
  • Systems Administrator
  • Systems Administrator, Senior
  • Systems Engineer I
  • Systems Engineer II
  • Systems Engineer III

Systems Development and Support

  • Application Architect
  • Application Programmer I
  • Application Programmer II
  • Application Programmer III
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • Business Systems Analyst I
  • Business Systems Analyst II
  • Business Systems Analyst III
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Enterprise Resource Planning Administration
  • IT Project Coordinator
  • IT Project Manager
  • Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Scrum Master
  • User-Interface Developer
  • Web Administrator
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Web Developer, Senior

Data Management

  • Data Scientist
  • Data Analyst
  • Senior Data Analyst
  • Data Architect
  • Database Analyst I
  • Database Analyst II
  • Database Analyst III
  • Database Administrator
  • E-Commerce Administrator


  • Information Security Analyst I
  • Information Security Analyst II
  • Information Security Analyst III
  • Messaging Engineer
  • Network Administrator I
  • Network Administrator II
  • Network Administrator III
  • Network Engineer
  • Telecommunications Analyst I
  • Telecommunications Analyst II
  • Telecommunications Analyst III

Technical Services and Other Functions

  • Help Desk Representative I
  • Help Desk Representative II
  • Help Desk Representative III
  • PC Technician
  • IT Trainer
  • Technical Support Analyst I
  • Technical Support Analyst II
  • Technical Support Analyst III
  • Technical Writer

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