No. 2 Highest Average Salary Increase: Austin
Increase: 5 Percent
Austin, Texas, saw the second highest salary increase in Hired’s report at 5 percent. The average salary was $144,000, the same as San Diego.
Despite the increase, Texas’ capital city still offers tech workers less pay than traditional tech hubs such as San Francisco, Seattle and New York. It paid more on average than Washington, D.C.; Atlanta and Denver.
With Austin’s lower cost of living, making San Francisco’s tech salary average of $165,000 is akin to making $234,000 in Austin, according to the report.