San Jose, San Francisco, New York Top Cities for IT Salaries
IT salaries are highest in California's Bay Area, followed by many of America's largest cities, including Chicago and New York.Well-known technology hubs, such as San Jose, Calif., as well as San Francisco and New York's silicon alley rank highest in pay, versus smaller cities such as Phoenix, St. Louis and Tampa, Fla., according to CyberCoders, a worldwide recruiting firm. The study, which reveals which cities pay the highest average salary for technology jobs, ranked San Jose first overall, followed by New York, Boston and Los Angeles. Rounding out the top ten was Dallas. The company analyzed more than 3,000 technical job titles from around the nation to determine the highest-paying cities for technology jobs and found the average salary in San Jose was $119,412. Following were San Francisco, at $112,739; New York, at $105,192; and Washington, D.C., at $99,618. Boston placed fifth with an average IT salary of $99,099, followed by Los Angeles, with an average salary of $96,705. The New York City borough of Brooklyn placed seventh, with $96,696. Philadelphia was next, with average pay of $95,929. Then came Chicago, at $94,899, and finally Dallas, at $94,799.
"This year, we see an increase in salary in positions surrounding mobile development," said Matt Miller, chief technology officer of CyberCoders. "Some of the highest-paid candidates are those who have multi-platform skills and can design and code for the fast-paced, ever-changing world of mobile applications."