In March, we emailed an invitation to participate to 15,357 ILTA members working in U.S. law firms. The invitation included a link to participate in a short survey requesting salary information for 131 different job titles across 13 functional areas of IT. We also invited 62 law firm HR departments to participate in this year's effort. HR department contacts received a link to a different survey instrument to facilitate reporting on multiple IT employees. These contacts were provided by our ILTA membership to accommodate firm requirements regarding employee participation in compensation surveys.
We sent various reminders and incentives to participate during April. A total of 1,851 individuals responded to the member survey, and 1,596 submitted valid information. (Responses were excluded due to part-time status, no functional area, non-U.S, and missing salary data.) Additionally, we received 43 surveys from HR professionals representing an additional 1,414 IT employees.
After thoroughly cleansing the data to remove duplicates and outliers, a total of 2,976 valid responses are included in this year's data.