Annual survey shows managers saw best salary increases in 2007
Denise Dubie, NetworkWorld.com January 29, 2008 06:27 PM ET
Salaries for IT pros only edged up in 2007 from 2006, and the gender gap widened to the point where women in IT are now making 12% less on average than male counterparts, according to the Dice.com annual technology salary report released Tuesday.
IT professionals on average earned just 1.7% more in 2007 than in 2006, with full-timers averaging about $72,000. Salaries rose 5.2% in 2006 from 2005. (Read Network World’s own 2007 salary survey here.)
2007 increases in specific job categories fared better, particularly for those in management positions. MIS managers saw a 7.8% increase in salary, bringing their average pay to about $89,000 in 2007. Project managers experienced an increase of about 5% -- which landed workers in those positions in the $100,000 and above club. Contractors experienced gains of 3.7%, which resulted in about $93,000 in salary.