IT Management Slideshow: Tech Salaries: Compensation On The Rise for CIOs, IT Workers

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 07-29-2011
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$78,078 is the total mean compensation for all IT professionals in first-half 2011, up .39% from the same period last year.

Generally, overall compensation is nudging up ever so slightly, according to the first-half 2011 IT salary survey from Janco Associates. And while the employment picture is far from cheery, there's some comfort in the finding that more tech jobs are being added than are being cut. Janco also surveys companies for the status of bonuses and perks, and the research again presents a mixed picture. On the positive side, 56 percent of employers are offering flex hours/schedules. This percentage has held steady since 2010, and remains well over the 49 percent of employers who allowed this two years ago. The standards for performance bonuses are changing, however, to shift focus from individual excellence (personal bonuses are down) to accomplishments that benefit the entire organization (enterprise performance bonuses are up). More than 1,100 professionals took part in the survey. The vast majority of respondents are senior IT managers or HR managers. Additional research was compiled from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting. Here are nine highlights:

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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