2012 IT Salary Survey: 12 Career Insights
April 18, 2012 08:00 AM Nearly 14,000 IT pros took our 2012 salary survey, providing insights into salaries and bonuses. What can you learn to increase your paycheck and career satisfaction?
Industry Effect: Wall Street Wins
You know a Wall Street tech job pays more than working for a local school district, but did you know it typically pays twice as much? The median IT manager pay in securities and investments is $175,000, compared with $83,000 for education. A big chunk comes from bonuses--the typical bonus in securities and investments is $35,000, while managers in education and government typically get only about $2,000 in bonuses. In government work, you're far better off working for the federal government in the U.S.: The median federal government IT staffer makes 33% more than a state staffer, with fed staffers ranking 10th out of 29 industries.