Salary Report

Information Technology Job

Information Technology

United States Location

Santa Barbara -
- Santa Maria - Lompoc
CA, USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Salary Average


Experience Requirement

5 Years and 1 Month

Raise +1 Year

$5,491 at 6.17%

Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 5 Years & 1 Month: $88,993 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $74,819 & $103,167; and, 5% of Jobs top $123,607.

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% $130,268
5% $123,607
10% $115,944
25% $103,167
33% $98,043
50% $88,993
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% $86,353 $91,633
25% $82,298 $95,687
33% $79,943 $98,043
50% $74,819 $103,167
67% $68,657 $109,329
95% $47,718 $130,268
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 $82,514 $6,479 at 7.85%
5 Years and 1 Month $88,993 $5,491 at 6.17%
6 Years and 1 Month $94,484 $4,764 at 5.04%

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: $42,281 at the low experience of 8 Months; $85,356 at the average experience of 4 Years and 6 Months; and, $104,112 at the top experience of 8 Years and 3 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,
63% of job descriptions;
Lead Application Developer,
5% of job descriptions;
System Professional,
12% of job descriptions;
Lead System Professional,
Database Professional,
10% of job descriptions;
Business System Professional,
7% of job descriptions;
Information Technology Director,
3% of job descriptions;
IT Software Quality Assurance Professional,
10% of job descriptions;
Microsoft SQL Server - Database Professional,
9% of job descriptions;
C++ on Embedded System - Developer,
8% of job descriptions;
Adobe ActionScript - Developer,
8% of job descriptions;
Microsoft C# - Developer,
6% of job descriptions.


Santa Barbara - Santa Maria - Lompoc, CA:

Carpinteria, El Encanto Heights, Encanto Heights, Goleta, Guadalupe, Isle Vista, Lompoc, Montecito, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria.

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