2008 average salary range: $64.250 $91,750.
The 2008 average salary range is an increase of 5.6% over this jobs 2007 salary range, which was $61,250 $86.500.
The 2006 salary range was an increase of 5.1% over this jobs 2005 salary range, which was $56,000 $80,500.
Add 5% for C++ development skills, 10% for Java development skills, 5% for Visual Basic development skills, 12% for C# development skills, 5% for LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP/Perl) development skills, 5% for AJAX development skills, 5% for Microsoft Sharepoint skills, and 10% for Visual Basic .NET development skills.
Note: Since these numbers are national averages, adjust them based on your area of the country.
Salary levels are approximately 7% to 20% higher in the Northeast; about average in the South Atlantic (Florida to Delaware); average to modestly lower in the Midwest and South; and 5% to 25% higher on the West coast.
IT salaries in large metropolitan areas are higher than the national average. For instance, in following cities they are:
Boston, MA: 24% higher
Stamford, CT: 30% higher
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New York, NY: 41% higher
Washington, DC: 30% higher
Philadelphia, PA: 15% higher
Atlanta, GA: 15% higher
Miami, FL: 15% higher
Chicago, IL: 23% higher
Dallas/Houston, TX: 5% higher
Irvine, CA: 25% higher
Los Angeles, CA: 25% higher
San Diego, CA: 21% higher
San Francisco, CA: 30% higher
San Jose, CA: 27% higher
Seattle, WA: 18% higher
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Salary data courtesy of Robert Half Technology. To request a copy of the complete Robert Half Salary Guide, which includes salary ranges for more than 60 different job titles, in the U.S. and Canada, click here.