Information Technology managers should see an average 8 percent decline in total compensation this year, while rank and file IT workers should expect their pay to fall by 11 percent, according to a study by high-technology trade publication Information Week.

The study found that IT managers earn a median base salary of $83,000 a year, while IT staffers make $61,000. The lower salaries many of them are seeing this year represents the first such drop in a decade, according to Information Week, which surveyed more than 10,000 people employed in high-tech. More here.