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Salary  & Employment In Information Technology Year ending 2006

Employment

Overall employment in Information Technology finally surpasses 2000 level.   Employment in software development has remained flat in the USA since 2003 around 2.9 million.

Salaries

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics salaries for computer professionals are barely keeping up with inflation from 2005 to 2006.  Management saw the largest gain in salaries of 4.5% and computer programmers recieved the least at 2.5%.   The following table lists the decrease in salaries by occupations related to software development from 2005 to 2006.

Occupation

Percent Increase

Computer and information systems managers

4.5%

Computer programmers

2.5%

Computer software engineers, applications

3%

Computer software engineers, systems software

3%

Computer support specialists

1%

Computer systems analysts

2.5%

Database administrators

3%

Network and computer systems administrators

3%

Network systems and data communications analysts

3%

The following table lists the average annual salary by major occupation.

Occupation

Annual Salary

Computer and information systems managers

$107,610

Computer programmers

$65,900

Computer software engineers, applications

$82,000

Computer software engineers, systems software

$87,250

Computer support specialists

$44,350

Computer systems analysts

$72,230

Database administrators

$67,460

Network and computer systems administrators

$65,260

Network systems and data communications analysts

$67,460

source: Bureau of Labor Statistics USA

 

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