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From Worst To First: Here’s How Each State Ranks For Finding Tech Talent In 2021

Rick Whiting

Looking for highly skilled technology workers? CRN’s annual Best States project ranks all 50 states for finding and hiring technology employees.

No. 32: South Dakota (No. 36 in 2020)

Workforce Experience and Education Rank: 31

State Employment and Economy Rank: 34

Tech Industry Employment: 22,158

Tech Worker Average Salary: $70,000

South Dakota’s average tech worker salary is the second lowest among the 50 states, only larger than Wyoming’s.

The Mount Rushmore State is No. 1 on WalletHub’s ranking of state recoveries from the COVID-19 pandemic.

 
Rick Whiting

Rick Whiting has been with CRN since 2006 and is currently a feature/special projects editor. Whiting manages a number of CRN’s signature annual editorial projects including Channel Chiefs, Partner Program Guide, Big Data 100, Emerging Vendors, Tech Innovators and Products of the Year. He also covers the Big Data beat for CRN. He can be reached at rwhiting@thechannelcompany.com.

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