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|The more revenue a company has, the higher the salary it pays, according to our survey.
Respondents at companies with more than $10 billion in revenue report an average salary of $96,140,
while those at firms with less than $50 million in revenue are paid an average of $71,127 (see
"Average salary by company revenue," below).
Companies are also apparently willing to pay more for hands-on experience than for an undergraduate diploma, something that has long been true in the IT world. Respondents holding college degrees weren't paid more than those without them, according to our survey. However, IT professionals with advanced degrees (Master's and Ph.D.) do reap big returns on that educational investment. Those respondents earn an average of $103,637, approximately $20,000 more than the high school and college graduates who responded to our survey (see "Education vs. Salary," below).
This was first published in November 2007