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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-paid 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.

Browse our IT certifications chart to see which ones offer the most ROI

The highest-paying tech jobs of 2016

Highest-paying IT jobs

Bonus: Highest-paying additional skill

1. Cloud Systems Administrator

N/A

2. Data architect

Data warehousing: $4,000

3. Database Administrator

Teradata: $9,000

4. Developer

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

5. Enterprise Architect

Data/MDM: $4,000

6. IT Manager

Network change management: $14,000

7. Network Architect

LAN/WAN/core network: $1,000

8. Program Manager

Network storage: $32,000

9. Project Manager

Healthcare industry, esp. payer side $29,000

10. Security Analyst

Risk assessment and compliance: $6,000

11. Security Engineer

Antivirus/malware: $3,000

12. Systems Analyst

NextGen $18,000

13. Systems architect

Cloud: $21,000

14. Systems engineer

DevOps: $26,000

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

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