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The 2015 Information Technology Compensation Survey is now available. This survey collected data from 347 organizations on 83 benchmark positions.

This survey reports data by Information Technology Department Size and Geographic Location. The 2015 survey includes Denver/Boulder, Northern Colorado, Southern Colorado, Colorado Western Slope, Colorado Resort areas, Wyoming, and Arizona. The survey displays individual data lines for each geographic location as well as an All Front Range, All Colorado, and Total Response data line. In addition, the survey displays data by Less than 5 IT Employees, 5-10 IT Employees, 11-20 IT Employees, 21-50 IT Employees, and 51 or More IT Employees. This survey gathered base wages effective January 1, 2015.

Included in the Survey:

Annual Incentive – Participants were asked to provide annual incentives for the past fiscal/calendar year. Data reported are average incentives paid and number of employees receiving an incentive.

Target % Incentive – Participants were asked to provide targeted percentage figures for additional compensation, not earned income, for the current year.

Exemption Status – Participants were asked to identify their matched position as exempt or non-exempt.

2015 Information Technology Compensation Survey – Participant Analysis

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The two charts below display the participation of organizations who reported data in the 2015 IT Survey. Sixty-four percent of organizations reporting data have IT departments with 10 or fewer employees. If you look at the geographic breakout of the data, 58 percent of the sample is in the Denver/Boulder area.

How Do 2015 Salaries for 10 Benchmark IT Jobs Compare to 2014 Salaries?

The following chart is a two-year comparison of 10 core benchmark IT jobs. As you will notice from the data, there is not significant variance in the weighted average reported for these 10 jobs. The three positions with the greatest increase from the 2014 survey are the Webmaster at 9 percent and the Business Analyst and Application Programmer/Analyst both with a 6 percent increase.


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Survey Data Online

MSEC’s Information Technology Survey and other compensation surveys are available in PDF or spreadsheet via the MSEC website, For the compensation surveys, the PDF document contains the job description for each position surveyed as well as the general information statistics, such as pay increases and turnover figures. The PDF documents are linked and bookmarked for ease of navigation. The spreadsheet format contains data for each position in an easily searchable, uploadable format. Benefit surveys are available in PDF format, also linked and bookmarked for your convenience. Still prefer to have a hard copy? No problem! Call or email the Surveys Department and we will be happy to drop one in the mail for you.

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