2010 average salary range: $90,000 $122,500.
The 2010 salary range is a 2.5% decrease under this jobs 2009 salary range, which was $91,500 $126,500.
The 2009 salary range is an increase of 3.1% over this jobs 2008 salary range, which was $88,750 $122,750.
The 2008 salary range was an increase of 5.4% over this jobs 2007 salary range, which was $84,750 $116,000.
The 2007 salary range was an increase of 2.6% over this jobs 2006 salary range, which was $81,250 $110,250.
Add a salary increase for the following skills: 5% for IBM DB2 database skills (no change from 2009); 10% for Microsoft SQL Server skills (down from 12% in 2009); 9% for Oracle database skills (down from 10% in 2009.
Note: Since these numbers are national averages, adjust them based on your area of the country.
Salary levels are approximately 10% to 30% higher in the Northeast; about average in the South Atlantic (Florida to Delaware); average to modestly lower in the Midwest, Mountain west, and South; and 5% to 30% higher on the West coast.
IT salaries in large metropolitan areas are higher than the national average. For instance, in the following cities they are:
Boston: 30% higher
Stamford: 31% higher
New York, NY: 41% higher
Washington, DC: 30% higher
Philadelphia: 15% higher
Atlanta: 15% higher
Miami/Fort Lauderdale: 10% higher
Chicago: 23% higher
Dallas/Houston: 5-6% higher
Irvine: 24% higher
Los Angeles: 24% higher
San Diego: 14% higher
San Francisco: 35% higher
San Jose: 32% higher
Seattle: 18% higher
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.