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InfoShot: US leads the way for IT pay

It’s no secret working in IT can be a very lucrative endeavour. But where can technology practitioners make the most cash?

According to the Puppet DevOps Salary report for 2016, the US has the highest average pay for IT workers – with just under 30% earning between $100,000-$124,000. It was also the only country where more than half of IT practitioners made over $100,000.

Canada and Australia/New Zealand were the next best locations in terms of pay; both had around 40% of workers earning between $75,000 and $99,000, although the former had a very low percentage of workers earning more than $100,000.

Despite the increasing presence of technology companies in Europe, the pay is still comparatively low; the average in Western Europe is between $50,000-$74,000, with less than 20% earning more than $100,000. In Eastern Europe, most workers earn less than $25,000, just 15% seeing salaries of $50,000+. Latin America and Asia also saw the majority of tech workers take home less than $25,000 a year.

Although women made up a far smaller sample size within the study – less than 10%, with 2/3 within the US – the average pay was largely in line with their male counterparts.

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Dan Swinhoe

Dan is a journalist at CSO Online. Previously he was Senior Staff Writer at IDG Connect.

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