The 2020 Dice Salary Report is in and we got some insight into the tech industry and the technologists who work in it! In the tech industry, the national average pay was $94,000, a 1.3% increase from 2018. Every state varies in salaries with their huge number of factors. These factors can include the presence of major tech hubs and living costs! Dice brokedown the tech salaries by state and here they are:
Source: Dice Salary Report
Now lets breakdown a few of these!
In California, there are tech giants such as Apple, Facebook, and Google. San Diego and Los Angeles bring in much tech-related attention, creating a deep pool of talent. Many factors have created a demand for technologists, especially when it comes to machine learning and artificial intelligence. These demands have increased the average salary by 3% in 2019.
Even though Washington, DC is technically not a state, it’s a hub for all kinds of technologists. The federal government alone needs thousands of specialists to manage the booming IT infrastructure field and the need for cybersecurity professionals is also on the rise with federal contractors needing technologists. Despite federal jobs not paying as much, the stability and benefits make up for it.
Salary: $101, 451
After “Silicon Alley” was created, tech firms big and small are thriving. Amazon just took over 335,000 square feet of office space and Facebook and Google have hundreds of thousands of square feet in midtown. As the government is trying to make other parts of New York more hospitable for tech firms, there have been mixed results.
The technology industry is on the rise as AI, machine, learning, cybersecurity, and many more fields start to make their way through the workforce. Cities are noticing the demand for tech firms and the rise of demand will start to be more apparent!
If you want to read more about other states and how they did in 2019, click here to read the rest of the article!