NYC, San Francisco not among 10 best cities for tech workers

Though major cities such as New York City and San Francisco are typically seen as the centers of the U.S. technology industry, a new ranking of the top 10 cities for tech workers leaves both metropolises, as well as Boston, Chicago, Denver and several other burgeoning tech hubs, off the list.

The ranking compiles data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey and the Council for Community and Economic Research. Nearly 200 cities were evaluated based on each city's average salary for tech jobs, cost of living, percentage of the workforce in the tech industry, unemployment rate and ratio of tech pay to average pay.

Here, according to personal finance company SmartAsset, are the best 10 cities for tech workers, plus the industry's average salary in each:

1. Columbus, Ohio: $92,440

2. Dallas: $93,820

3. Raleigh, N.C.: $91,680

4. Cedar Rapids, Iowa: $83,260

5. Davenport, Iowa: $83,090

6. Des Moines, Iowa: $83,820

7. San Antonio: $84,790

8. Huntsville, Ala. (tie): $97,340

8. St. Louis (tie): $84,140

10. Temple, Texas: $78,770

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