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The State of Tech Salaries in 2017

LinkedIn analyzed data from their two million members to create a 2017 State of Salary report. While no tech roles made the top 20 list of highest paid job titles, information technology still stands out.

The State of Tech Salaries in 2017

When it comes to education, industry, and even location, tech is king. The highest-paying field of study is computer science at $92,300. STEM accounts for nearly half of the highest paid fields, with engineering taking the majority of the spots. The highest-paying industry is software and IT services with an average salary of $104,700. The highest-paying region, likely due to its high volume of tech workers, is San Francisco Bay Area at $112,400. 

Comparably surveyed tech workers to learn trends around their compensation. Here are their key findings:

  • 46% percent of women said they had negotiated their current salary compared to 54% of men
  • 4 out of 5 tech workers would leave their current job for a 20% pay boost
  • 67% percent of workers in the tech industry expect either a 3% or 5% raise every year
  • Over 50% of tech workers say they save at least 10% of their paycheck each month, with the majority saving 20% or more. The average personal savings rate in America was 4.9% in 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Read the full report.

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