Technology job candidates in the San Francisco Bay Area continue to see the highest salary offers at an average local salary of $174,063, followed by Seattle ($168,069), New York ($161,128), Boston ($158,548), and Austin, TX ($157,612), according to an analysis of data from recruiting marketplace Hired, as well as a survey of more than 2,000 tech professionals by Hired. Average local salaries for candidates in mid-size markets (Boston, Los Angeles, and Seattle) have quickly caught up to salaries on par with larger tech hubs. Smaller markets such as Philadelphia (+12%), Dallas-Fort Worth (+11%), and Denver (+11%) showed the highest average local salary increases across all markets.
Remote salaries have continued to outpace local salaries. Average remote salaries climbed to $162,950 this year, ranking third highest overall in the report. “The hiring climate this year has been full of contradictions and challenges,” said Josh Brenner, Hired chief executive officer. “We’ve seen climbing salaries, aggressive hiring, and layoffs—all at once. However, the hiring landscape remains competitive as companies innovate and diversify their teams through remote work.”