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Average Tech Salaries Increase for 2013

By January 22, 2013

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The 2013-2012 Salary Survey from Dice reports that tech professionals earned an over 5% increase in average annual wages to $85,619, up from $81,327 in 2011.

The survey reports that:

  • The overall average annual salary for tech professionals is $85,619
  • The average salary for tech pros with 1 - 3 years of experience is $46,315
  • Salaries reported by those who regularly use Hadoop, NoSQL and Mongo DB are all above $100,000
  • Average salaries for technologies closely associated with cloud and virtualization are just under $90,000
  • Mobile salaries average about $80,000
  • The average bonus for tech employees was $8,636, with 33% of employees receiving a bonus
  • A majority (64%) of tech professionals are confident they could find a new job in 2013

In related good news for tech job seekers, Dice also reports that more tech jobs have been created in the three-and-a-half years since the end of the recession than under the same recovery timelines in either 1991 or 2001. The unemployment rate for technology professionals was 3.3% in the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to the national average of 7.8%.

Read More: Dice 2013-2012 Salary Survey

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