Twin Cities Tech Salaries Rise Sharply In 2015
It’s a good time to work in the Twin Cities tech market.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul area was ranked the seventh-best tech sector metro by salary, according to a new survey by technology job search website Dice. The average worker brought home $100,379 in 2015. That’s a 9.3 percent increase from last year’s $91,878 (when MSP ranked 12th overall).
Despite a bevy of jobs in the area, the report noted Minneapolis as a “not traditionally recognized tech city.”
As a state, Minnesota ranked 13th overall for tech salaries at $98,559.
Silicon Valley took the top spot in survey, where workers reportedly took home $118,243. The other cities that ranked ahead of Minneapolis included New York ($106, 262), Los Angeles ($105,091), Boston ($103,675), Seattle ($103,309) and Baltimore/Washington, D.C. ($102,873). This is the first year that any metro area other than Silicon Valley had average salaries breaking into six figures.
The survey conducted in late 2015 and had over 16,000 responses from throughout the country. The entire 2016 report can be viewed here.