Predictions for the Highest-Paying IT Jobs in 2018

2017 was a good year for the American economy, and with big tax cuts potentially on the horizon, continued economic growth is expected in 2018 as well – including in the tech industry.


For companies and candidates looking for new professional opportunities in 2018, it’s important to consider what types of IT jobs companies will be hiring for and how salary trends are expected to evolve. Some predictions for the highest-paying IT jobs in 2018 include:


  • Chief Information Officer:

    Salaries for CIOS are expected to range from around $170,000 in the 25th percentile to $287,000 in the 95th percentile in 2018 with median pay coming in at just over $200,000.


  • Chief Technology Officer:

    CTO is another top IT job with a high salary expected in 2018. Chief technology officers are likely to earn around $145,000 to $248,000 in 2018, up about $4,000 to $8,000 compared with last year.


  • Chief Security Officer:

    IT security is of vital importance with so much data theft occurring, so it should come as no surprise that chief security officers will be well-paid in 2017. Typical pay is expected to range from around $143,250 to $241,000, while CTOs in the middle will earn about $170,000 in 2018.


  • Vice President of IT:

    An IT VP is also near the top of the corporate ladder, and in 2018, salaries are expected to range from around $137,000 for VPs in the 25th percentile to $231,000 for those in the 75th percentile. Vice presidents of information technology who are in the 50th percentile will have a median salary of around $163,000.


  • Big data engineers:

    Data initiatives are providing companies with the information they need to reach old and new customers alike. In 2018, big data engineers are expected to earn around $126,250 in the 25th percentile to $212,500 in the 75th percentile.

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