Tech Workers Get a Raise

Businesses may be cutting the amount they spend on technology, but tech workers got a raise in 2008.

The average information technology pro made $78,035 last year, a 4.6 percent increase from 2007, according to tech job site Dice.com, which surveyed close to 20,000 of its visitors. Security analysts got the biggest raises in 2008, with an average salary increase of 8.4 percent to $86,778. Software engineers were next, with an increase of seven percent to $90,031. Application developers got a 6.6 percent raise to $84,672.

Overall, IT managers had the highest salaries, raking in $111,998 in 2008. Database administrators made $89,742, and network engineers took home $72,496. System developers were the only group tracked by Dice.com to get a pay cut in 2008, with the average salary dropping 1.3 percent to $87,211.

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