ComputerWorld’s 2016 IT Salary Survey was recently released and the numbers
are compelling. Some reports forecasting the industry growth by metro cities in the U.S. and others displaying the change in average total compensation by industry. We’re confident that these stats will help support and build your case for your next pay raise or career leap.

Although there are several segmented surveys in this list, we found that this one, which drills down the industry and role with the average total compensation to be the most useful for your future in IT.
See where you stack up:

INDUSTRY AVERAGE TOTAL COMPENSATION IN 2016
COMPUTER SERVICES / CONSULTING
Director of IT $145,786*
Project manager $121,002
IT manager $110,622*
Software engineer $106,143*
Systems administrator $76,492*
Help desk / technical support specialist $51,412*
EDUCATION
CIO / vice president of IT $153,641*
Director of IT $104,910
IT manager $76,960
Systems administrator $71,488*
Help desk / technical support specialist $51,081*
Technician $42,694*
GOVERNMENT
CIO / vice president of IT $118,678*
Director of IT $107,208
Information security manager $98,669**
IT manager $94,277*
Systems administrator $69,541**
Help desk / technical support specialist $58,772*
HEALTHCARE
CIO / vice president of IT $206,038*
Director of IT $113,432
IT manager $89,394*
Business analyst $86,468*
Systems administrator $81,283*
Help desk / technical support specialist $53,102*
LEGAL & INSURANCE
CIO / vice president of IT $182,453**
Director of IT $144,201*
IT manager $106,434*
Software developer $92,884*
Application developer $85,584*
Systems administrator $82,869**
MANUFACTURING
CIO / vice president of IT $171,824*
Director of IT $137,830
IT manager $97,547
Systems administrator $62,538*
Network administrator $57,209**
Help desk / technical support specialist $49,527**

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