Information Technology Specialist salary in Chicago, IL

How much does an Information Technology Specialist make in Chicago, IL?

Average base salary

arrow down7%
below national average

Most common benefits

Cash bonus
$2,000per year
Parental Leave
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The average salary for a information technology specialist is $50,785 per year in Chicago, IL and $2,000 cash bonus per year.41 salaries reported, updated at January 5, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in Chicago, IL

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Highest paying cities for Information Technology Specialists near Chicago, IL

  1. Rock Island, IL
    $92,962 per year
    10 salaries reported
  2. Scott AFB, IL
    $92,220 per year
    15 salaries reported
  3. North Chicago, IL
    $90,565 per year
    39 salaries reported
  1. Macomb, IL
    $75,000 per year
    19 salaries reported
  2. Grayslake, IL
    $59,807 per year
    11 salaries reported
  3. Crest Hill, IL
    $58,708 per year
    5 salaries reported
  1. Aurora, IL
    $52,451 per year
    8 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $50,785 per year
    41 salaries reported
  3. Melrose Park, IL
    $46,285 per year
    10 salaries reported
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Where can an Information Technology Specialist earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Information Technology Specialists

Most recommended skill

Managed Careearn +50.50% more

The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 75.00% since 2018. Information Technology Specialists with this skill earn +50.50% more than the average base salary, which is $50,785 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
20142increase by 2
20152decrease by 0.00%
20163increase by 50.00%
20173decrease by 0.00%
20184increase by 33.33%
20191decrease by 75.00%

Top companies hiring Information Technology Specialists with the recommended skill

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Top specialties

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
6 jobs9
60 jobs87
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Most common benefits for Information Technology Specialists

  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Dental insurance
  • Loan repayment program
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k)
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 226 ratings

55% of Information Technology Specialists in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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