Survey Finds Salaries, Bonuses and Contract Rates Up for U.S. Tech Pros

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Contract Workers

Tech pros working as contractors saw an increase of 5 percent in hourly compensation, earning an average of $70.26 per hour. The highest rates for contractors were paid to those working in the industrial/chemical, professional services, health care, and utilities/energy sectors.

The tech job market is strong and IT pros are reaping the benefits. According to the latest salary survey from Dice, salaries rose 7.7 percent year-over-year in 2015, representing the largest yearly increase ever. The survey also found that while the rate of those receiving bonuses remained steady, the amount of those bonuses rose 7 percent from 2014. Contract workers also saw positive increases in income during 2015, with a rise of 5 percent in hourly compensation.

It's no surprise that salary satisfaction for IT pros is increasing. For the first time ever, seven metro markets across the U.S. posted six-figure average salary figures for tech professionals. Silicon Valley once again posted the highest average salaries overall.

 

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