IT Salaries: 9 Ways We've Changed (Or Not) From 2001's Heyday
What a decade it's been for U.S. IT professionals. They rode the tech-fueled boom of the late 1990s and early 2000s to great heights, then crashed hard in the recessions of 2002 and 2008-2009. We have data from our annual U.S. IT Salary Survey dating back to 2000, so we thought now would be a good time to look back and compare today with the boom that was early 2001 -- the peak of salaries, raises, and perks, according to our data. We look at changes in economics and in attitudes, using data dra
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Architects have stayed at the top of the pay ladder, and help desk specialist has stayed at the bottom. But the difference between them remains remarkably constant: a help desk pro made 42% the median base salary of an architect in 2001, and still makes 43% the median pay in 2011. Companies put the same relative value on those two skills.