Some IT professionals fared significantly better than others this year based on the industry in which they work. Somewhat surprisingly, the Computerworld 2014 Salary Survey respondents who reported the biggest pay increases work for nonprofit organizations, where total compensation — salary plus bonus — was up 4.4% from the previous year.

28th Annual Salary Survey

Other industries that saw strong increases in total compensation include telecommunications (up 4.3%), entertainment/marketing/advertising (up 4.1%), mining/agriculture/construction/engineering (up 3.4%) and legal/insurance/real estate (up 3.3%).

Growth in bonuses was highest for IT pros who work in the legal/insurance/real estate industries, with an average 9% increase, and in telecommunications, with an average 8.6% increase. The industries that saw the largest decreases in bonus payments were education (down 9.7%) and health/medical services (down 7.1%). No industries saw a decrease in total compensation or in salary year-over-year.

Here’s a look at the total compensation of a sampling of IT job titles by industry:

Computer services/consulting

CIO/vice president of IT: $148,500*

IT manager: $123,262*

Software engineer: $103,079

Application developer: $75,289*

Systems administrator: $73,567*

Help desk/tech support specialist: $45,052

 

Education

CIO/vice president of IT: $168,133*

Director of IT: $101,315

IT manager: $75,313

Network engineer/architect: $71,129*

Systems administrator: $59,948

Help desk/tech support specialist: $48,473

 

Government

Director of IT: $105,805*

IT manager: $100,049

Technology/business systems analyst: $83,635*

Systems administrator: $80,468*

Programmer/analyst: $79,573*

Help desk/tech support specialist: $58,545*

 

Healthcare

CIO/vice president of IT: $175,829*

Director of IT: $113,598

IT manager: $90,177

Systems administrator: $71,824

Technology/business systems analyst: $71,018*

Help desk/tech support specialist: $51,030*

 

Legal & insurance

CIO/vice president of IT: $226,206**

Director of IT: $132,715**

IT manager: $102,760*

Programmer/analyst: $93,811**

Systems administrator: $85,329**

Help desk/tech support specialist: $55,499**

 

Manufacturing

CIO/vice president of IT: $197,781*

Director of IT: $132,052*

IT manager: $99,050

Systems administrator: $73,467*

Network administrator: $63,078*

Help desk/tech support specialist: $56,052*

 

* More than 15 responses but fewer than 30

** 15 or fewer responses

via Top-paying industries for IT 2014 – Computerworld.