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IT sales staff have seen their salaries rocket this year compared to the rest of the industry, a survey claims.

Pay packets in the IT sales sector in the US have risen an average of two per cent since January, according to research by Techies.com.

This may not sound like a fortune, but overall, tech salaries have dropped six per cent since the start of the year.

The average American salary in IT, which includes all levels and years in the business, is $60,126 - a drop of around four per cent.

Worst hit have been project management and tech-related management jobs, with pay falling 13 per cent and 14 per cent respectively. Systems administrators' salaries are down eight per cent, with support and help desk workers down four per cent.

The pay cuts hit workers either new to the profession or with more than ten years experience worst.

Geographically, the top-paying place was still the Bay area, followed by New York/New Jersey and Boston. ®

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