Salary Report

Information Technology Job

Director of
Information Technology
Application Development

United States Location

Chicago - Gary - Kenosha
IL - IN - WI
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Salary Average

$124,271

Experience Requirement

6 Years and 1 Month

Raise +1 Year

$1,390 at 1.12%

Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 6 Years & 1 Month: $124,271 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $105,678 & $142,864; and, 5% of Jobs top $169,622.

Number of Jobs :

Most Jobs are available closest to the Salary Average.

Fewer Jobs are available at Lower and Higher Salaries.

Salary End Points :

$15,080 = minimum wage annual salary in the USA.

$187,699 = annual salary for the highest paying IT Job in the USA at the Top 2.5% Experience and Top 2.5% Salary.

Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $178,315
5% $169,622
10% $159,602
25% $142,864
33% $136,144
50% $124,271
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at 6 Years and 1 Month Experience.

Salary Range and Jobs

Percentage of Jobs within Salary Lows and Highs
Percent of Job Market Salary Range
Low Salary High Salary
10% $120,807 $127,735
25% $115,487 $133,054
33% $112,398 $136,144
50% $105,678 $142,864
67% $97,602 $150,940
95% $70,226 $178,315
Salary Average =

$124,271

Mid Point between each Low/High pair.

Percent of Job Market =

Number of Jobs with Salary between Low/High pair
÷
Number of all Jobs at 6 Years and 1 Month Experience.

= and

Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
5 Years and 1 Month $122,707 $1,564 at 1.27%
6 Years and 1 Month $124,271 $1,390 at 1.12%
7 Years and 1 Month $125,661 $1,250 at 0.99%

About Salary and Experience

Salary by Year :

Salary is lowest at entry level, increases rapidly with the first years of experience and approaches a ceiling as experience matures.

Salary and Experience Range :

Salary average rises with experience: $115,283 at the low experience of 1 Year and 8 Months; $124,271 at the average experience of 6 Years and 1 Month; and, $129,575 at the top experience of 10 Years and 7 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

11 Years and 1 Month = Top 2.5% Experience in the IT Job with the highest required experience in the USA.

Salary and Experience Range

95% of Jobs require Experience between the Low and Top
Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
Low 1 Year and 8 Months $115,283 $2,602 at 2.26%
Average 6 Years and 1 Month $124,271 $1,390 at 1.12%
Top 10 Years and 7 Months $129,575 $923 at 0.71%

Qualifications

Description

This position involves the management of the development of computer software for a commercial software business, a computer consulting firm or an information technology department of an organization with a focus on: planning and implementing an application development project from end user needs analysis through modeling, programming, testing and final deployment; directing and overseeing computer developers, engineers, administrators and/or support staff to complete project requirements; applying computer hardware and software knowledge, skills and experience to ensure product delivery; and, maintaining operational cost efficiency.

Skills

The qualifications of this information technology Job:
Director,
Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Director of IT or Vice President of IT;
Software,
Application Development, Business Intelligence Development, Database Development, Information Technology Development, Software Development, Software Engineering or Web Development.

Characteristics

A+ Skills
Additional IT skills and US Cities requested in some job descriptions:
Graduate Degree,
25% of job descriptions,
Master of Science in Computer Engineering, Master of Science in Computer Science, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, MA/MS in Information Technology, MA/MS in Information Science, Master of Arts Degree, Master of Science Degree or Ph.D.;
Java,
37% of job descriptions,
Enterprise Java Beans (EJB), Java, Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE), Java 2 Platform Micro Edition (J2ME), JavaApplet, Java Database Call (JDBC), Java Messaging Service (JMS), Java Server Pages (JSP), Java Swing or Sun Certified Java Programmer;
Microsoft C#,
21% of job descriptions;
C++,
18% of job descriptions;
Web User Interface Design,
26% of job descriptions,
Adobe Actionscript, Adobe Flash, Microsoft Siverlight, AJAX, Javascript and/or HTML;
Mobile Computing,
8% of job descriptions;
Embedded,
6% of job descriptions;
Finance Industry,
15% of job descriptions,
Assett Management, Banking, Brokerage, Commodity Trading, Derivative Trading, Equity Trading, Financial, Insurance, Investment, Securities Trading, Stock Market or Wall Street
with
Business, Company, Corporation, Enterprise, Firm or Industry;
Financial Trading System,
3% of job descriptions,
Bloomberg, MarketData, Trading Application, Trading Platform, Trading Software, Trading Solution or Trading System;
Software Company,
5% of job descriptions,
Software
with
Business, Company, Corporation, Enterprise, Firm or Industry;
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA,
23% of jobs;
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA,
13% of jobs.

Location

Chicago - Gary - Kenosha, IL - IN - WI:

Illinois,
Addison, Arlington Heights, Aurora, Batavia, Barrington, Berwyn, Bollingbrook, Boone, Buffalo Grove, Burbank, Calumet City, Carol Stream, Carpentersville, Chicago Heights, Chicago, Cicero, Cook County, Crystal Lake, De Kalb County, De Kalb, Deerfield, Des Plaines, Downers Grove, DuPage County, East Chicago, Elgin, Elk Grove, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Evanston, Geneva, Glendale Heights, Glenview, Grundy County, Hanover Park, Harvard, Harvey, Highland Park, Hines, Hinsdale, Hoffman Estates, Homewood, Itasca, Joliet, Kane County, Kankakee County, Kendall County, Lake County, Lake Forest, Lansing, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Lombard, Maywood, McHenry County, Morris, Mount Prospect, Mundelein, Naperville, Niles, Norridge, North Chicago, Northbrook, Oak Brook, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Ogle, Orland Park, Palatine, Park Forest, Park Ridge, Plano, Riverside, Riverwoods, Rochelle, Rockford, Rolling, Romeoville, Rosemont, Schaumburg, Schiller Park, Skokie, St Charles, Streamwood, Tinley Park, Vernon Hills, Warrenville, Waukegan, Westchester, Wheaton, Wheeling, Will County, Wilmette, Winebago, Wood Dale and Woodridge;
Indiana,
Cedar Lake, Crown Point, East Chicago, Gary, Hammond, Hobart, Lake County, Lake, Merrilvilee, Merrilville, Portage, Porter County, and Valparaiso;
Wisconsin,
Kenosha County and Kenosha.

These locations are all included in the Chicago, IL metropolitan area as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).