What’s In Your Paycheck?
Tech career marketplace Dice has released the 2022 edition of the Dice Tech Salary Report, including a look at the average tech job salary in the major tech hubs in the U.S. – both established hubs such as Silicon Valley and Seattle and up-and-coming technology centers such as Atlanta and Pittsburgh.
The report, based on Dice’s survey of tech professionals, found that the average tech salary now exceeds six figures, driven by the urgent need for tech talent caused by accelerated digital transformation initiatives, the mass move to hybrid and virtual work, and increased security concerns over the last two years.
According to Dice the average tech salary in the U.S. is now $104,566 – up $6,707 or 6.9 percent from 2020 to 2021 – the highest ever recorded in the Dice report. Despite the uncertain economy, the report also said that tech unemployment remained low through 2021, dipping to 2.1 percent in October.
There are other interesting takeaways in the report. While tech workers want traditional benefits like paid vacations, sick days, and health and dental insurance, increasingly they are also looking for work-from-home stipends and child/elder care options. And merit raises, rather than cost-of-living raises or company-wide salary increases, have become a more common way of raising tech employees’ salaries.
Altogether Dice calculated the average tech job salary in 25 tech hub cities and regions across the U.S. in 2021 and the percent change from 2020. Here is a look at the top 10 starting with the biggest tech job salaries. We close out in the last slide with a look at the tech hubs with the fastest-growing average tech salaries – some of which are not in the top 10 for average salaries.