Top 12 tech markets ranked by salary

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The San Francisco Bay Area pays its tech employees the highest salaries on average nationwide, according to an October Hired study.

For its study, Hired analyzed job offers in 21 tech talent markets and those working remotely. Researchers looked at more than 525,000 interview requests and 10,000 job offers from January 2019 to June 2021. More than 17,000 companies and 180,000 job seekers participated.

Some insights into the rankings and scores: 

Below are the average IT salaries in top U.S. tech markets:

  1. San Francisco Bay Area — $165,000

  2. Seattle — $158,000

  3. New York — $151,000

  4. Los Angeles — $149,000

  5. Boston — $147,000

  6. San Diego — $144,000 (tied)

    Austin, Texas — $144,000 (tied)

  7. Washington D.C. — $136,000

  8. Atlanta — $136,000 (tied)

    Denver — $135,000 (tied)

  9. Chicago — $133,000

  10. Dallas — $124,000

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