Microsoft Certification Salaries

Microsoft salaries will increase depending on your Microsoft certification and credentials.

Career Outlook for Microsoft Certified Professionals

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As companies realize that they need to stay on the cutting edge of technology, demand for information technology personnel, and corresponding increases in salary, have remained high.

In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2016-17 Occupational Outlook Handbook, the job growth for computer and information technology occupations will be 12 percent through 2024, which is faster than average.

If you're thinking about information technology careers, you should consider the advantages that Microsoft certification will give you.

Base Microsoft Certification Salaries

  • MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional): $80,791
  • MCDST (Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician): $72,819
  • MCSA (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator): $78,621
  • MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer): $83,295 
  • MCDBA (Microsoft Certified Database Administrator): $92,613
  • MCT (Microsoft Certified Technician): $82,234

To learn about the different types of Microsoft certification, read about becoming Microsoft certified. Or read more about IT salaries for all the different technology careers.

Source: Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine Online 2011 Salary Survey, the last year for which data is available. Actual salaries may vary greatly based on specialization within the field, location, years of experience and a variety of other factors. National long-term projections of employment growth may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.