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2009 IT Salary Guide Page 13

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Job Title: Help Desk Manager

2009 Average Salary Range: $68,000 to $94,750

The 2009 salary range is an increase of 3.5 percent over this job’s 2008 salary range, which was $65,250 to $92,000.

The 2008 salary range was an increase of 4.3 percent over this job’s 2007 salary range, which was $62,500 to $88,250.

The 2007 salary range was an increase of 2.8 percent over this job’s 2006 salary range, which was $59,000 to $85,500.

Add a salary increase for the following skills: 12 percent Cisco network administration; 10 percent for Linux/Unix administration; and 8 percent for Windows 2000/Windows 2003/XP/Vista.

Note: Since these numbers are national averages, adjust them based on your area of the country.

Salary levels are, approximately 7 percent to 20 percent higher in the Northeast; about 5 percent higher in the South Atlantic (Florida to Delaware); average to modestly lower in the Midwest, Mountain west, and South; and 5 percent to 25 percent to higher on the West coast.

IT salaries in large metropolitan areas are higher than the national average. For example, in the following cities they are:



Boston, Mass. 30% higher
Stamford, Conn. 35% higher
New York, N.Y. 41% higher
Washington, D.C. 30% higher
Philadelphia, Penn. 15% higher
Atlanta, Ga. 15% higher
Miami, Fla. 13% higher
Chicago, Ill. 23% higher
Dallas/Houston, Texas 5% higher
Irvine, Calif. 22% higher
Los Angeles, Calif. 24% higher
San Diego, Calif. 17% higher
San Francisco, Calif. 35% higher
San Jose, Calif. 31% higher
Seattle, Wash. 18% higher

Job List:  
Chief Technology Officer   
» Information Technology Manager   
» Developer/Programmer Analyst   
» Lead Applications Developer   
» Software Engineer   
» Systems Administrator   
» Database Manager   
» Web Developer   
» Network Engineer   
» Project Manager/Senior Consultant   
» Systems Security Administrator   
» Help Desk Manager

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 United States and Canada, click here.

This article was originally published on Datamation.

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