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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. 2: Massachusetts (No. 6 in 2020)

Workforce Experience and Education Rank: 4

State Employment and Economy Rank: 1

Tech Industry Employment: 450,548

Tech Worker Average Salary: $105,400

Massachusetts is No. 1 among all states with tech jobs accounting for 29.4 percent of the total workforce.

The Bay State is forecast to add 8,657 tech jobs in 2021, a 1.9 percent gain in its tech work force.

Tech GDP/GRP accounts for 18.1 percent of Massachusetts’ total GDP/GRP – No. 3 among all states.

Massachusetts is No. 1 with 52.9 percent of the workforce, 25 to 44 years old, with a bachelor’s degree.

 
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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