The 30 Top Paying Jobs in IT

By Eric Chabrow  |  Posted 11-01-2007

The 30 Top Paying Jobs in IT

No one is surprised that CIOs are the highest paid IT professionals, with a projected average annual salary of between $126,750 and $210,000 in 2008. But, 30 other IT titles also are projected to have average annual salaries that will top $100,000 next year, according to the just-released Robert Half Technology 2008 Salary Guide.

Robert Half Technology, an IT staffing firm, projects that nine new occupations will for the first time have starting salaries averaging, on the high end of the range, in six figures:

  • Business Continuity Analyst, $100,250;
  • IT Auditor, $102,750;
  • Data Modeler, $103,000;
  • Network Security Administrator, $103,000;
  • Systems Security Administrator, $103,500;
  • Data Security Analyst, $104,000;
  • Data Warehouse Analysts, $104,250;
  • Software Engineer, $104,500.

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10 Top Paying IT Jobs for 2008

Here are the average salary ranges for the top 10 paying IT job titles in 2008, as projected by Robert Half Technology.

Title Average Salary Range
  Low High
Chief Information Officer $126,750 $210,000
Vice President/Information Technology $112,250 $166,250
Chief Technology Officer $107,250 $165,250
Chief Security Officer $100,750 $150,000
Consulting/Systems Integration Director $93,240 $137,500
Consulting/Systems Integration Practice Manager $92,500 $125,500
Database Manager $88,750 $122,750
Information Technology Manager $86,750 $122,000
Data Warehouse Manager $90,750 $120,750
Applications Architect $87,250 $120,000

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Here are the 30 IT job titles with high-range average salaries topping $100,000 in 2008, according to Robert Half Technology:

  • Applications Architect
  • Applications Development Manager
  • Applications Development Project Manager
  • Business Continuity Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Security Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Consulting and Systems Integration Director
  • Consulting and Systems Integration Practice Manager
  • Consulting and Systems Integration Project Manager/Senior
  • Consultant
  • Data Architect
  • Data Modeler
  • Data Security Analyst
  • Data Warehouse Analyst
  • Data Warehouse Manager
  • Database Administrator
  • Database Developer
  • Database Manager
  • Information Technology Manager
  • IT Auditor
  • Lead Applications Developer
  • Network Architect
  • Network Security Administrator
  • Senior IT Auditor
  • Senior Web Developer
  • Software Development Project Manager
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Security Administrator
  • Vice President/Information Technology

To see the average salary ranges for these 30 and other IT jobs as well as other detailed salary information click here to get a copy of the Robert Half Technology salary guide.