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The IT Person Makes Bank

Posted on 8.29.2016

What do IT practitioners in the United States earn?

DevOps platform Puppet recently released its 2016 DevOps Salary Report and found that most IT practitioners in the U.S. earn $100,000 in annual salary, and that 43 percent of IT managers earn $150,000 or more (in a very clear sign of where things are headed, that's a 26 percent increase from the previous year).


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“Today, software is everywhere and is the driver of every business," said Nigel Kersten, CIO of Puppet. "For organizations to compete in this new world, they need the people and technology that enable a frictionless delivery of high quality software. This year's DevOps Salary Report shows that organizations are realizing the pressures of these dynamics and are pushing to hire, retain and manage the best IT teams to gain a strong competitive advantage.”

Additional highlights from the report include:

+ IT managers and practitioners in the U.S. earn more than peers around the world. The most common manager salary is $150,000+ in the U.S., $75,000-$99,999 in Western Europe, and $35,000-$49,999 in Asia. The most common practitioner salary is $100,000-$125,000 in the U.S., $50,000-$75,000 in Western Europe, and less than $25,000 in Asia.

+ The most lucrative practitioner salaries by industry in the U.S. IT practitioners based in the U.S. are more likely to earn $100,000+ if they work in the technology (65 percent), media/entertainment (65 percent), retail/consumer/e-commerce (65 percent) or finance (61 percent) industries.

+ Organizations with mature DevOps practices typically pay more. U.S. organizations with the most mature DevOps practices are more likely to compensate IT operations employees $100,000 or more per year.

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