Big Apple Tech by the Numbers
It's not known for technology, but the New York region's IT registry bests Silicon Valley and Boston combined. Here's a look at some of the other Big Numbers out of Big Apple tech.$75,458 - Average pay for NYC technology jobs in 2004 [most recent year for which a full set of data was available], a full 21 percent above average private employer earnings of $62,545 18,446 - Number of students enrolled in graduate science and engineering programs in the New York area in 2004, significantly more than the San Francisco (11,239) and Boston (11,739) areas
60,900 - People in New York City who work in technology jobs that are "embedded" in other industries, such as financial services, higher education, media or health care; there were 34,000 high-tech workers in New York City that were solo practitioners or self-employed in 2004. Assessments of high-tech employment and activity often overlook these self-employed and "embedded" workers.