Salary Report

Information Technology Job

Information Technology

United States Location

Albany - Schenectady - Troy
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Salary Average


Experience Requirement

4 Years and 9 Months

Raise +1 Year

$3,819 at 5.76%

Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 4 Years & 9 Months: $66,245 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $57,434 & $75,056; and, 5% of Jobs top $87,793.

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% $91,957
5% $87,793
10% $83,012
25% $75,056
33% $71,870
50% $66,245
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
Number of all Jobs at 4 Years and 9 Months Experience.

Salary Range and Jobs

Percentage of Jobs within Salary Lows and Highs
Percent of Job Market Salary Range
Low Salary High Salary
10% $64,605 $67,886
25% $62,084 $70,406
33% $60,620 $71,870
50% $57,434 $75,056
67% $53,600 $78,891
95% $40,533 $91,957
Salary Average =


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 4 Years and 9 Months Experience.

= and

Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
3 Years and 9 Months $61,695 $4,550 at 7.38%
4 Years and 9 Months $66,245 $3,819 at 5.76%
5 Years and 9 Months $70,064 $3,290 at 4.70%

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: $37,914 at the low experience of 9 Months; $65,545 at the average experience of 4 Years and 7 Months; and, $77,993 at the top experience of 8 Years and 5 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



An Information Technology Professional is involved in the design, development, administration and/or support of digital interactive services delivering written language, numeric data, graphic display, sound and/or device control in a business, government or consumer environment.

A division of labor within the profession has created numerous specialist occupations within the broad categories of software applications, system operation, data storage, network communication and user presentation.


Professional Opportunities
Application Developer,
51% of job descriptions;
Lead Application Developer,
5% of job descriptions;
System Professional,
37% of job descriptions;
Lead System Professional,
1% of job descriptions;
Database Professional,
2% of job descriptions;
Business System Professional,
3% of job descriptions;
Information Technology Director,
1% of job descriptions;
Microsoft Windows and Cisco - System Professional,
15% of job descriptions;
Citrix - Server Professional,
12% of job descriptions;
Microsoft C# and Java - Developer,
8% of job descriptions;
Java with JDBC/SQL Database and JSF/JSP/HTML/XML UI - Developer,
7% of job descriptions;
IT Software Quality Assurance Professional,
7% of job descriptions.


Albany - Schenectady - Troy, NY:

New York,
Albany, Cobleskill, Cohoes, Colonie, Delmar, Latham, Londonville, Montgomery, Niskayuna, Rensselaer, Roessleville, Rotterdam, Saratoga, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, Schoharie, Scotia, Troy, Watervliet and Westmore.

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