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June 27, 2016

By Lisa Dare



IT professions are full of extraordinary opportunities to impact people and organizations, take part in exciting innovation—and earn a lot of money. If your career goals include making a six-figure salary, look no further than our list of the highest-paying IT jobs of 2016.  

Note that these figures reflect U.S. national salary averages, and don’t take into account your location, industry or level of experience.  We did add a bonus section, though: you can see which skill, software proficiency or competency can drive up your salary the most.

The highest-paying IT jobs of 2016

 Highest-paying IT jobs

Highest-paying additional skills

Cloud Systems Administrator

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Data architect

Data warehousing: $4,000

Database Administrator

Teradata: $9,000

Developer

TIBCO: $23,000; mobile $16,000

Enterprise Architect

Data/MDM: $4,000

IT Manager

Network change management: $14,000

Network Architect

LAN/WAN/core network: $1,000

Program Manager

Network storage: $32,000

Project Manager

Healthcare industry, esp. payer side $29,000

Security Analyst

Risk assessment and compliance: $6,000

Security Engineer

Antivirus/malware: $3,000

Systems Analyst

NextGen $18,000

Systems architect

Cloud: $21,000

Systems engineer

DevOps: $26,000

In the market for one of these high-paying gigs? Find your next job—or let high-paying, high-opportunity jobs find you when you create a profile.

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