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Top 10 Cities Where Tech Salaries Go Furthest

When you adjust for cost of living, IT workers often earn more money in smaller cities than in major technology hubs.
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8. Raleigh, N.C.

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Average Tech Salary: $96,516

Average Tech Salary Adjusted for Cost of Living: $100,748

This southern city is earning a reputation as a tech hotspot, as it was number 10 on the list of cities with the fastest software job growth. According to CompTIA, it had 60,269 tech jobs and 5,385 available IT positions at the end of last year. That might not sound like a lot, but technology accounts for 10.4% of the total workforce in the area. (By comparison, tech workers are 7.7% of Detroit's workforce and just 5.5% of Phoenix's.) The technology industry and the financial sector are well represented in the list of companies looking to hire in Raleigh. That list includes IBM, Credit Suisse, SAS Institute, Deutsche Bank, Verizon, 360 IT Professionals, Piper Companies, BB&T, Extron Electronics and North Carolina State University.


Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years. View Full Bio

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