Cha-Ching! The First 2007 IT Salary Guide Arrives

By Deborah Rothberg  |  Posted 10-20-2006

Starting salaries for IT pros are expected to increase an average of 2.8 percent in 2007 over 2006, and more than 4 percent in high-demand areas, according to the 2007 IT Salary Guide from Robert Half Technology, to be released Oct. 24.

Larger increases in base compensation are expected in roles in higher demand such as software and Web development and data warehouse management.

"We see this as part of the Web-ification of the world. There's a whole lot of development work going on there to making the world of computing even more seamless, and to do this, companies need developers," said Katherine Spencer Lee, executive director of Robert Half Technology, a provider of IT professional services in Menlo Park, Calif.

Salaries for software developers are expected to rise 5.1 percent to the range of $60,250 to $94,750 in 2007. Base compensation for both Web developers and data warehouse managers is expected to increase 4.2 percent in 2007, with annual ranges of $54,750 to $81,500 and $85,500 to $113,500, respectively.

At salary increases of 4.1 percent each over 2006, project managers are expected to earn average salaries of $72,750 to $106,250 and quality assurance analysts can expect compensation in the range of $52,250 to $74,500 annually.

Application architects are expected to see a 4 percent boost in their salaries as well, bringing their range to $80,000 to $112,750 annually.

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