It’s a good time to be a techie in the U.S. The average salary of a technology professional in the United States climbed 7.7 percent from 2014 to $96,370 a year. Average salary increases were the highest for entry-level jobs; however, the more experienced tech professionals were more likely to receive bonuses, with the average bonus hitting $10,194, up seven percent from 2014.
53 percent of tech professionals are now satisfied with their pay, that’s slightly higher than 52 percent last year. And 67 percent are confident that they could find a favorable new job if they so desired.
Silicon Valley, no surprise, topped the list of high-paying metro areas, with an average 2015 salary of $118,243, up 5 percent from 2014. But New York is coming on strong, with an 11 percent bump to $106,263, as is Los Angeles, up 10 percent to 105,091, followed by Boston, Seattle, Baltimore/Washington D.C., Minneapolis, and Portland, Ore.