Salary Report

Information Technology Job


United States Location

Des Moines
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Salary Average


Experience Requirement

4 Years and 10 Months

Raise +1 Year

$4,508 at 5.09%

User Funded :

Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 4 Years & 10 Months: $88,598 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $76,204 & $100,992; and, 5% of Jobs top $118,946.

Number of Jobs :

Most Jobs are available closest to the Salary Average.

Fewer Jobs are available at Lower and Higher Salaries.

Salary End Points :

$26,400 = annual salary at $15 per hour working between: 44 weeks at 40 hours a week, to, 52 weeks at 34 hours a week.

$286,639 = annual salary for the highest paying IT Job in the highest paying US City at the Top 2.5% Experience and Top 2.5% Salary.

Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $124,835
5% $118,946
10% $112,198
25% $100,992
33% $96,425
50% $88,598
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
Number of all Jobs at 4 Years and 10 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% $86,291 $90,905
25% $82,747 $94,449
33% $80,771 $96,425
50% $76,204 $100,992
67% $70,682 $106,514
95% $52,361 $124,835
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 10 Months Experience.

= and

Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
3 Years and 10 Months $83,232 $5,366 at 6.45%
4 Years and 10 Months $88,598 $4,508 at 5.09%
5 Years and 10 Months $93,106 $3,887 at 4.17%

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: $37,616 at the low experience of Entry Level; $88,598 at the average experience of 4 Years and 10 Months; and, $105,766 at the top experience of 9 Years and 8 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

14 Years and 5 Months = 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 Entry Level $37,616 $20,269 at 53.88%
Average 4 Years and 10 Months $88,598 $4,508 at 5.09%
Top 9 Years and 8 Months $105,766 $2,544 at 2.41%



Application development, using C# programming language on Microsoft .Net platform, is the position's primary responsibility.


The qualifications of this information technology Job:
  • Microsoft C#;
  • Software-Application Developer,
    Agile, Application (App), Back End, Big Data, Cloud, .Net, Embedded, Front End, Full Stack, Machine Learning, Mobile, Portal, Software (SW), User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX) or Web,
    Analyst, Architect, Developer, Engineer, Lead or Programmer.


A+ Skills
Additional IT skills requested in some job descriptions:
Project Lead,
Development Manager, Lead Developer, Project Lead, Project Manager, Project Supervisor, Team Lead, Team Supervisor or Technical Lead,
32.9% of job descriptions;
Master of Arts/Science or Ph.D. Graduate Degree,
6.3% of job descriptions;
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree,
35% of job descriptions;
Financial Sector,
Asset Management, Banking, Brokerage, Commodity Trading, Derivative Trading, Equity Trading, Finance, Insurance, Investment, Securities Trading, Stock Market or Wall Street,
2.1% of job descriptions;
Security Clearance,
2.1% of job descriptions;
Microsoft WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation),
8.4% of job descriptions;
Microsoft WCF (Windows Communication Foundation),
2.1% of job descriptions;
Requirement Specification,
Business Specification, Design Specification, Functional Specification, Requirement Gathering, Requirement Documentation, Requirement Specification, Software Specification, Technical Specification or User Specification,
15.4% of job descriptions;
Microsoft TFS (Team Foundation Server),
3.5% of job descriptions;
Scrum software methodology,
8.4% of job descriptions;
7.7% of job descriptions;
Microsoft Azure,
16.1% of job descriptions.


Des Moines, IA

Clive, Dallas, Des Moines, Indianola, Perry, Polk, Urbandale, Warren, West Des Moines and Windsor Heights.

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