According to InformationWeek's annual IT salary survey, the top-paying management job this year is in application integration--a category that wasn't even listed in last year's survey. The median total compensation for managers in that category is $90,000. Other high-paying jobs for managers and staffers include those that involve work in enterprise resource planning, the Internet or intranets, systems security, and application development.
Then there are IT help desk staff--the lowest paid in our survey of 16,900 professionals. Their base salaries range from $34,000 to $52,000 for staff, and from $46,000 to $75,000 for managers.
We can only hope they're motivated by more than money. Look for the rest of our survey in Monday's InformationWeek.