While Silicon Valley and industry hubs like Seattle and Boston still boast six-figure annual average salaries, growth was much slower there than in Columbus, a Dice.com report says.
A report by technology career site Dice.com found tech salaries in Columbus jumped 14.2 percent from 2018 to 2019.
It was the biggest increase in metro-area salaries measured by the Dice report, which found Columbus-area tech workers now earn an average salary of $92,017. The study recorded 38 percent year-over-year growth in local tech job postings. While Silicon Valley and industry hubs like Seattle and Boston still boast six-figure annual average salaries, growth was much slower there, Dice reported, hovering around 4 percent to 5 percent. It was flat nationally.Stay up to date with the region’s thriving business scene. Subscribe to Columbus CEO’s weekly newsletter.
Statewide, Dice found Ohio’s tech salaries rose 7.8 percent last year to an average of $87,019.
According to the report, “Columbus is growing into a full-fledged Midwestern tech hub,” citing employers such as JPMorgan Chase, CareWorks, IBM and Accenture as key drivers of the trend.
Cynthia Bent Findlay is a freelance writer.