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

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Top Metro Salaries

Average tech salaries reached six figures in seven markets for the first time ever in 2015. Leading the list was Silicon Valley with an average salary of $118,243, a 5 percent increase year-over-year. The largest year-over-year growth occurred in Kansas (19.8 percent), New York (15.5 percent), and Wisconsin (15.5 percent).


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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