IT Salaries: 9 Ways We've Changed (Or Not) From 2001's Heyday
What a decade it's been for U.S. IT professionals. They rode the tech-fueled boom of the late 1990s and early 2000s to great heights, then crashed hard in the recessions of 2002 and 2008-2009. We have data from our annual U.S. IT Salary Survey dating back to 2000, so we thought now would be a good time to look back and compare today with the boom that was early 2001 -- the peak of salaries, raises, and perks, according to our data. We look at changes in economics and in attitudes, using data dra
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D.C./Baltimore actually pulled even with the Bay area in the recession of 2009, when the government-heavy D.C. got bigger median raises than any other, and the Bay area median raise was zero. The gap in base salary is even smaller at the manager level: $133K in the Bay area (San Fran/Oakland/San Jose), and $130K in D.C.