I guess that if you want to earn more than $200,000 a year and work in IT, you’d better be a CIO. Too bad it’s a job position that Nicholas Carr thinks is going to go away.
Robert Half Technology has predicted the top 10 salaries for IT jobs in 2008. (Reprinted with permission.)
|Title||Low salary||High salary|
|Chief Information Officer||$126,750||$210,000|
|Vice President/Information Technology||$112,250||$166,250|
|Chief Technology Officer||$107,250||$165,250|
|Chief Security Officer||$100,750||$150,000|
|Consulting/Systems Integration Director||$93,240||$137,500|
|Consulting/Systems Integration Practice Manager||$92,500||$125,500|
|Information Technology Manager||$86,750||$122,000|
|Data Warehouse Manager||$90,750||$120,750|
According to the press release for the 2008 salary guide: (which is an interesting read, of and by itself) “Information technology (IT) professionals in the United States can expect starting salaries to increase an average of 5.3 percent in 2008. Larger increases in base compensation are expected in high-demand segments such as applications and web development, network management, and database administration.”
The annual salary survey is based on an in-depth analysis of the thousands of job placements managed by the company’s U.S. offices. Robert Half Technology is a leading provider of IT professionals on a project and full-time basis.
After looking at the survey, I think I want to be a security auditor when I grow up. It sounds important. Or maybe I’ll be a messenging administrator — kind of an air traffic controller for corporate communications. Those are both new jobs that didn’t exist five years ago.