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The State Of IT Salaries And WFH Post-COVID-19: Hired Survey
Joseph F. Kovar
While tech talent is concerned about job security and benefits during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, they made it clear they want some kind of work from home arrangements now and once their employers get past the pandemic, according to a Hired.com survey.
Work From Home To Reshape Salaries: Chris Case, president, Sequel Data Systems
IT personnel can be expected to move to lower-cost areas to work from home, although it is still unclear what percent will do so, Case told CRN. “Why pay super-expensive rents in California when you can move to Boise (Idaho),” he said. ”Boise‘s becoming a real hot spot for tech workers.”
The real question will be, will companies pay New York salaries to people who move to lower cost areas, Case said, noting that the question is more important for businesses based in large metropolitan areas rather that places like Austin, Texas where his company is located.
We wouldn‘t consider changing salaries based on location,“ he said. ”Texas has always been relatively inexpensive, and so we’ve not really had to play the wage adjustment game. We’ve interviewed people coming from the Northeast to Texas and they are OK with not making as much in Austin as they did before. For us, as long as people are doing their jobs and meeting their goals, that’s the most important thing.”