Despite the economic impact of the pandemic, the average U.S. technology industry annual salary hit $97,859 in 2020, up 3.6% from 2019, according to the Dice 2021 Tech Salary Report.
Salaries are highest in the most prominent tech hubs. In New York City, the average technologist salary rose 11.6%, hitting $114,274. Boston salaries reached $111,069, while Silicon Valley's average pay stands at $126,801.
The occupations and skills that saw the largest salary increases between 2019 and 2020 were those that helped organizations organize and analyze data, digitize and evolve their product offerings, and support the shift to remote work.
Cybersecurity Analyst saw an average salary increase to $103,106 in 2020 (+16.3%) and Cloud Engineer roles grew 6.3% to $136,479. Technical Support Engineer salaries rose to $68,651 (+8.2%). Business Analyst salaries increased 5.3% to $97,633. Software Developer increased 1.9% to $111,297 and DevOps Engineer roles grew 12.2% to $115,125.
From DHI Group Inc.
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