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Tech Salaries Just Hit Record Highs. So Why Do IT Staff Still Feel Underpaid?

Salaries for tech workers have hit new highs, but many developers still feel underpaid.

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According to the latest Dice Tech Salary Report, the average salary for U.S. technologists reached a record high of $104,566 in 2021.

Of the more than 7,200 respondents to Dice’s survey, 61% reported receiving a salary increase last year, up from 52% in 2020.

The biggest pay increases were given to Web developers, whose average salary grew 21.3% to $98,912.

IT management received the highest salaries of $151,983, up 6% from the previous year.

The percentage of respondents who said they were "very satisfied" or "somewhat satisfied" with their salaries jumped from 55.5% in 2020 to 67% last year.

However, nearly half (47.8%) of respondents reported feeling underpaid, up nearly 2% from 2020.

The survey also found that a third (35%) of female respondents were dissatisfied with their current salaries, while half (49%) believed they were underpaid compared to their male counterparts.

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