SMB vs. large corps: How IT salaries differ
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SMB vs. large corps: How IT salaries differ - How much do salaries differ for the top positions in IT if you work for a small or medium business versus a large corporation? The short answer is a lot.
Janco Associates has just released its mid-year IT compensation study. Part of the study focuses on six-figure IT salaries and how they differ depending on the size of the organization.
Janco divides the data into six categories:
- IT Leaders - Large firms
- Mid-management - Large firms
- Staff positions - Large firms
- IT management - SMBs
- Mid-management - SMBs
- IT staff - SMBs
(A business with 100 or fewer employees is generally considered small, while one with 101-999 employees is considered to be medium-sized. I asked Janco about its criteria for this distinction, and they said that large companies are companies whose gross revenues are equal to or greater than $500 MM. Mid-sized companies are companies whose gross revenues are less than $500 MM.)
Here’s how the six-figure salaries for IT staff in large corporations differed from their counterparts in SMBs:
|Senior Network Specialist||$165,013||$146,562|
|Disaster Recovery Coordinator||$152,696||$102,598|
|Systems Support Specialist||$103,848||$108,685|
It’s interesting that the software engineer and system support specialists actually make more money in the smaller organizations.