Those Silicon salaries

Those Silicon salaries

US tech salaries rise in 2014

Best place for the best-paid technology jobs in the US? Silicon Valley, of course, where the average tech salary has reached $112,600, a spike of 3.7% on the previous year, and $23,000 above the national average of close to $90,000, according to Dice. Seattle – home to Amazon and Microsoft, but also with its own start-up culture - is in second spot with salaries which are just a tad short of $100k. The Baltimore/Washington area has the third-highest US tech salaries at $98,300.

Despite the level of pay, just 52% of tech workers say they were happy with their remuneration last year, down from 54% in 2013. But the same bunch feel pretty safe – two-thirds of them believe they could find a good new job in the coming year.

By way of comparison, the average salary for a UK senior digital professional is £66,944 ($100k), compared to just £37,813 for a non-digital worker.

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