All 2019 compensation surveys updated on JANUARY 1, APRIL 1, JULY 1, AND OCTOBER 1


Highly precise, comprehensive and up-to-date 2019 survey research on what IT workers in North America are earning in salary, bonuses and skills pay. Our methodology uniquely standardizes job titles, properly aligns compensation data, and eliminates the dreaded job title/job content mismatch problem.

Select from product families below for salary and skills pay data collected through July 1, 2019 from 3,351 employers (303,616 IT professionals) in 83 US and Canadian cities.


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Foote Partners tracks up-to-date base salaries in 83 North America cities and metro areas for more than 225 IT jobs, plus premium pay for 1,057 certified and non-certified technical skills. Our 2019 research has been compiled from confidential information about 303,616 IT professionals shared directly with Foote Partners through July 1, 2019 and continuously updated. There are no aggregated data sources or compilation of others' surveys.

Our "IT insider" methodology corrects for IT job titles that don't match what workers actually do on-the-job. We accurately reclassify compensation data to produce correct matches between job title and actual duties and responsibilities. To do this, multiple validation techniques are painstakingly applied using primarily direct interviewing. For example, a Data Warehouse Architect whose job title is "IT Engineer", or a Java Programmer whose job title is "Programmer" are classified appropriately to "Data Warehouse Architect" and "Java Programmer" in our survey. The differences in pay can be significant.

We report changes in compensation every 3 months, and do so job-by-job, city-by-city (we don't use geographic multipliers). Overall, this uniquely effective IT insider methodology produces the freshest and most accurate refreshed real world IT salary and skills pay data in the industry. For a more complete description go to Methodology