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Average Salary in IT?

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Rathin’s Answer

Hi Joseph,

IT is a vast field and it depends on which area you are most interested in or like the most. If you are interested in a particular area and passionate about it I would say go for it. Salary is not the only criteria to judge for choosing a job or a career. There are other things like work-life balance, career goal, your vision, and where you want to be in the next 5-10 years. First of all, you will grow and will be able to contribute back to the community if you love your job and don't really worry about salary, try to be the best what you do! Good luck, stay healthy, and stay positive! Here is some link from indeed which will give you some idea about the salaries in various fields in general -
https://www.indeed.com/salaries/information-technology-Salaries
Glassdoor is also another site where you can find the salaries in specific areas of IT you are looking for.
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Shannon’s Answer

Hi Joseph,

A good resource for checking salary expectation is glassdoor.com. Here's a broad example of IT in Indianapolis. You can further add more specific options to fine tune it or check in other cities/job titles, etc.

https://www.glassdoor.com/Salaries/indianapolis-information-technology-salary-SRCH_IL.0,12_IM407_KO13,35.htm


I do have to say though that the major decision maker for a career should not be salary. Of course it is important but you can find stories of people not liking their job and a high salary not being worth the unhappiness. There's a reason that there is a saying "do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life"


Realistically for many millennials with student loans to pay back, a strong salary is important but remember that a working career is commonly 30+ years so balance long term plans as well. 


Fortunately the IT field is a large, diverse, and growing field so there will be opportunities to find something you enjoy, you're good at, and provides well. Stay positive!

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