Salary Report

Information Technology Job

Information Technology

United States Location

Portland - Salem
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Salary Average


Experience Requirement

5 Years and 1 Month

Raise +1 Year

$4,749 at 5.99%

Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 5 Years & 1 Month: $79,336 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $65,429 & $93,242; and, 5% of Jobs top $113,269.

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% $119,781
5% $113,269
10% $105,767
25% $93,242
33% $88,216
50% $79,336
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
Number of all Jobs at 5 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% $76,745 $81,926
25% $72,767 $85,905
33% $70,456 $88,216
50% $65,429 $93,242
67% $59,387 $99,284
95% $38,890 $119,781
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 5 Years and 1 Month Experience.

= and

Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
4 Years and 1 Month $73,731 $5,604 at 7.60%
5 Years and 1 Month $79,336 $4,749 at 5.99%
6 Years and 1 Month $84,085 $4,121 at 4.90%

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: $47,119 at the low experience of 1 Year and 2 Months; $79,336 at the average experience of 5 Years and 1 Month; and, $94,847 at the top experience of 9 Years.

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 2 Months $47,119 $11,843 at 25.13%
Average 5 Years and 1 Month $79,336 $4,749 at 5.99%
Top 9 Years $94,847 $2,974 at 3.14%



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,
48% of job descriptions;
Lead Application Developer,
12% of job descriptions;
System Professional,
12% of job descriptions;
Lead System Professional,
3% of job descriptions;
Database Professional,
6% of job descriptions;
Business System Professional,
17% of job descriptions;
Information Technology Director,
2% of job descriptions;
Microsoft C# and Silverlight/AdobeFlash/Javascript UI - Developer,
8% of job descriptions;
IT Software Quality Assurance Professional,
7% of job descriptions;
IBM Cognos - Business Intelligence Professional,
6% of job descriptions;
Java with JDBC/SQL Database and JSF/JSP/HTML/XML UI - Developer,
5% of job descriptions;
SAP - Application Professional,
5% of job descriptions.


Portland - Salem, OR - WA:

Beaverton, Clackamas County, Columbia County, Columbia City, Dallas, Forest Grove, Four Corners, Garden Home, Gilbert, Gladstone, Gresham, Hayesville, Hillsboro, Keizer, Lake Oswego, Marion County, McMinnville, Metzger, Milwaukie, Molalla, Mount Angel, Multnomah County, Newburg, Oak Grove, Oregon City, Polk County, Portland, Raleigh Hills, Rockwood, Salem, Scappoose, Sheridan, Silverton, St. Helens, Stayton, Tualatin, Washington County, West Linn, West Slope, Wilsonville, Woodburn and Yamhill County;
Clark County, Hazell Dell and Vancouver.

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