Geeks Rule: Highest Paying IT Gigs

The 30 Top Paying Jobs in IT
By Eric Chabrow, CIO INSIGHT

Everyone knows the top paying IT job is the CIO. But, a new survey reveals that 29 other IT positions will have six-figure salaries in 2008.

No one is surprised that CIOs are the highest paid IT professionals, with a projected average annual salary of between $126,750 and $210,000 in 2008. But, 30 other IT titles also are projected to have average annual salaries that will top $100,000 next year, according to the just-released Robert Half Technology 2008 Salary Guide.Robert Half Technology, an IT staffing firm, projects that nine new occupations will for the first time have starting salaries averaging, on the high end of the range, in six figures:

  • Business Continuity Analyst, $100,250;
  • IT Auditor, $102,750;
  • Data Modeler, $103,000;
  • Network Security Administrator, $103,000;
  • Systems Security Administrator, $103,500;
  • Data Security Analyst, $104,000;
  • Data Warehouse Analysts, $104,250;
  • Software Engineer, $104,500.

Next page: 10 Top Paying IT Jobs for 2008

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