Tech Salaries: Silicon Valley Still Tops but Other Regions Come on Strong

Hired then recalculated its 2018 average salaries adjusting for the cost of living. By that metric, Austin workers are the big winners; a San Francisco tech professional would have to make $208,000 annually to have an equivalent local buying power to Austin’s $125,000 average salary.

Engineering professionals seem to be taking note of this. When asked where they would like to locate, respondents to a Hired survey of 1,800 technology professionals put Austin on top, followed by Seattle and Amsterdam. Los Angeles came in number four, though, interestingly, it was number one on the list for tech workers currently living in London.

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Time for @manch to move to Austin and re-enter the job market.

salaries in other tech heavy areas are growing faster, at 9 percent in Boston and Toronto, 8 percent in Paris, and 6 percent in Austin and Washington, D.C., according to the report…

Hired then recalculated its 2018 average salaries adjusting for the cost of living. By that metric, Austin workers are the big winners; a San Francisco tech professional would have to make $208,000 annually to have an equivalent local buying power to Austin’s $125,000 average salary.

Engineering professionals seem to be taking note of this. When asked where they would like to locate, respondents to a Hired survey of 1,800 technology professionals put Austin on top, followed by Seattle and Amsterdam.

No wonder while prices are dropping in SV, prices continue to appreciate in Austin :joy:

It’s difficult for home prices to increase when wage increase is only 2%.

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Salary in SV is obscenely high, is hard to justify even higher pay. A small tech company of 10 SWEs need to pay a total of $2million to these guys. Any entrepreneurs know is hard to earn $2million revenue, only way is to tap easy money from :angel:. So start up a cloud business :grinning:, plenty of :angel: around

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SV salary has always been high, and people have been bitching and moaning for decades. Still SV is where the action is and always has been. :man_shrugging:

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I need to get a second opinion. What do you say @Boolean?