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What are the highest paying IT jobs nowadays?

In recent years as the economy has strengthened, there has been a massive increase in the number of IT workers needed all over the U.S., and all over the world.

 

That means, not only are there more jobs, but salaries for IT workers have increased as well.

 

If you are thinking of going into IT, which are the highest paying IT jobs (more on ICT Banen), and which are at the top of the salary ladder?

 

Chief Information Officer — While this is not a job you can just walk into if you have no IT experience, it is one of the jobs you can definitely work towards, as being a Chief Information Officer pays more than many other IT jobs.

 

The average pay for a job like this is around $200,000, with some CFOs being paid as much as $300,000.

 

Chief Technology Officer — Again, another job title that means the person doing the job is in one of the highest paying IT jobs in America.

 

Salaries for a CTO will usually begin at a low of $150,000 and go up to $250,000 and higher, depending on the type of experience and where they received it.

 

Chief Security Officer — If you think most of the highest paying IT jobs involve the title of Chief, you could be correct.

 

Take a Chief Security Officer, a person who manages an entire department of IT workers and is ultimately responsible for data breaches and cyberattacks being found and stopped.

 

What is the average salary for someone doing this job? Just like the CTO, starting salary kicks in at about $150,000, and can go as high as $248,000 for someone with a lot of experience.

 

Director of Technology — While a typical Director of Technology makes less money than the people above, he or she will still make a nice amount.

 

Salaries have risen for this position in the last few years due to demand, so starting income is approximately $130,000. Some Directors of Technology can earn just a few thousand below $200,000. Particularly if they work for a large company, have extensive experience or are very highly qualified.

 

App Developer — As mobile apps have exploded in the IT market, the highest paying IT jobs now include people who work only on mobile apps.

 

An app developer, especially one at management level, may see a salary in the $150,000 to $175,000 range, someone who is extremely good at their job could move over the $200,000 mark.

 

IT is not an easy field — Of course, when some people see these salaries, they think that is a job they would like to do.

 

Be aware, however, to get to these high salaries not only requires years of IT training, it also means years of actual work before one of these jobs would be open to you.

 

When you also consider you will spend far more hours at work than in many other jobs in the IT field, the amount you would be paid per hour is sometimes not much more than the IT job you already have.