Tech Salary Guide 2016

It’s another great year for those working in tech, as salaries across every vertical saw significant increases. Here are the average tech salaries for 2016, according to data from Robert Half Technologies.

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IT and tech salary statistics from the Robert Half Technology's Tech Salary Guide 2016

Technology remains a fast-growing and competitive field, and the salary changes for 2016 reflect that. Robert Half Technology reported on the salary changes for job titles across 10 tech verticals, and the average salary range has increased for every title. Some of the titles with the highest raises in salary include chief security officer, developer, business analyst, big data engineer, data scientist and wireless network engineer.

Check out the salary ranges for popular technology jobs across a number of verticals and seehow much they've increased since 2015.

Administration
Administration

Chief Information Officer (CIO): $172,000 - $268,250 (+ 4.9%)
Chief Technology Officer (CTO): $147,500 - $229,000 (+ 5.2%)
Chief Security Officer (CSO): $140,250 - $222,500 (+ 7%)
Technology Director: $122,750 - $185,000 (+ 5.1%)
Information Technology Manager: $105,750 - $159,000 (+ 4.9%)

Application Development
Application Development

Manager: $105,750 - $160,500 (+ 4.8%)
Project Manager: $95,250 - $146,500 (+ 4.9%)
Systems Analyst: $81,750 - $121,000 (+ 4.5%)
Applications Architect: $121,250 - $171,750 (+ 6.4%)
Business Systems Analyst: $84,000 - $122,000 (+ 5.2%)
CRM Business Analyst: $84,500 - $126,000 (+ 6.1%)
CRM Technical Developer: $98,500 - $137,750 (+ 6.1%)
Developer/Programmer Analyst: $80,000 - $137,000 (+ 6.8%)
ERP Business Analyst: $92,500 - $132,000 (+ 5.9%)
ERP Technical/Functional Analyst: $98,000 - $140,750 (+ 5.3%)
ERP Technical Developer: $100,750 - $148,500 (+ 5.4%)
Lead Applications Developer: $110,750 - $160,750 (+ 6.7%)
Mobile Applications Developer: $115,250 - $175,750 (+ 8.2%)
Technical Writer: $55,500 - $87,250 (+ 1.8%)

Consulting & Systems Integration
Consulting & Systems Integration

Director: $123,750 - $190,250 (+ 5.2%)
Practice Manager: $125,000 - $173,500 (+ 5.1%)
Project Manager/Senior Consultant: $100,750 - $154,250 (+ 4.9%)
Staff Consultant: $79,250 - $116,250 (+ 5.0%)
Senior IT Auditor: $116,000 - $164,250 (+ 4.9%)
IT Auditor: $95,000 - $144,750 (+ 4.7%)

Data/Database Administration
Data/Database Administration

Big Data Engineer: $129,500 - $183,500 (+ 8.9%)
Database Manager: $118,000 - $170,500 (+ 5.9%)
Database Developer: $103,250 - $153,250 (+ 5.7%)
Database Administrator: $95,750 - $142,750 (+ 5.6%)
Data Analyst/Report Writer: $74,500 - $114,500 (+ 5.6%)
Data Architect: $127,250 - $175,500 (+ 6.4%)
Data Modeler: $105,750 - $155,500 (+ 6.2%)
Data Scientist: $109,000 - $153,750 (+ 8.9%)
Data Warehouse Manager: $123,750 - $172,000 (+ 4.6%)
Data Warehouse Analyst: $105,000 - $152,000 (+ 4.9%)
Business Intelligence Analyst: $113,750 - $164,000 (+ 6.2%)
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist: $76,500 - $115,500 (+ 4.9%)
Portal Administrator: $94,000 - $134,250 (+ 3.8%)

Quality Assurance & Testing
Quality Assurance & Testing

QA Engineer - Manual: $64,750 - $91,500 (+ 2.8%)
QA Engineer - Automated: $74,750 - $109,000 (+ 3.2%)
QA/Testing Manager: $93,750 - $127,500 (+ 4.1%)
QA Associate/Analyst: $65,000 - $100,250 (+ 3.6%)

Web Development
Web Development

Senior Web Developer: $115,250 - $154,000 (+ 6.6%)
Web Developer: $78,500 - $129,500 (+ 6.4%)
Front-End Web Developer: $79,750 - $111,250 (+ 6.1%)
Web Administrator: $68,750 - $106,250 (+ 3.9%)
Web Designer: $67,000 - $112,250 (+ 5.8%)
E-Commerce Analyst: $88,000 - $128,500 (+ 5.7%)

Networking/Telecommunications
Networking/Telecommunications

Network Architect: $120,000 - $175,000 (+ 5.3%)
Network Manager: $100,000 - $146,750 (+ 4.9%)
Network Engineer: $96,000 - $138,750 (+ 5.7%)
Wireless Network Engineer: $108,750 - $150,750 (+ 9.7%)
Network Administrator: $76,250 - $112,000 (+ 6.4%)
Pre-Sales Engineer/Technical Engineer: $90,750 - $132,750 (+ 5.4%)
Telecommunications Manager: $88,500 - $125,000 (+ 4.4%)
Telecommunications Specialist: $61,000 - $95,500 (+ 4.2%)

Operations
Operations

Manager: $66,250 - $96,250 (+ 2.2%)
Computer Operator: $35,000 - $48,750 (+ 1.2%)
Mainframe Systems Programmer: $62,750 - $86,500 (+ 1.9%)

Security
Security

Data Security Analyst: $113,500 - $160,000 (+ 7.1%)
System Security Administrator: $105,500 - $149,500 (+ 6.1%)
Network Security Administrator: $103,250 - $147,000 (+ 5.3%)
Network Security Engineer: $110,250 - $152,750 (+ 6.7%)
Information Systems Security Manager: $129,750 - $182,000 (+ 6.2%)

Software Development
Software Development

Product Manager: $105,750 - $152,750 (+ 4.8%)
Software Engineer: $103,000 - $156,250 (+ 6.6%)
Software Developer: $91,000 - $145,000 (+ 6.5%)

Technical Services, Help Desk & Technical Support
Technical Services, Help Desk & Technical Support

Manager: $84,500 - $121,000 (+ 5.2%)
Desktop Support Analyst: $54,250 - $80,500 (+ 4.5%)
Systems Administrator: $67,500 - $107,500 (+ 5.3%)
Systems Engineer: $85,000 - $124,000 (+ 5.7%)
Messaging Administrator: $85,000 - $124,000 (+ 5.7%)
Help Desk Tier 3: $59,500 - $77,750 (+ 6.2%)
Help Desk Tier 2: $45,250 - $61,750 (+ 5.2%)
Help Desk Tier 1: $35,000 - $50,250 (+ 4.9%)
Instructor/Trainer: $56,250 - $90,000 (+ 3.4%)
PC Technician: $36,000 - $51,750 (+ 5.1%)
Business Continuity Analyst: $97,250 - $140,000 (+ 5.6%)