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Tech Jobs in the US

1 - Significant PlayerSignificant Player

The tech industry accounts for 7.1% of the total U.S. gross domestic product.

2 - U.S. Tech Industry Employment: Overall U.S. Tech Industry Employment: Overall 

An estimated 6.5 million workers were employed in the U.S. tech industry in 2014, up from about 6.4 million in 2013.

3 - U.S. Tech Industry Employment: IT ServicesU.S. Tech Industry Employment: IT Services

IT services companies employed more than 2.1 million workers in 2014, up from about 2 million in 2013.

4 - U.S. Tech Industry Employment: R&D, Testing and Engineering ServicesU.S. Tech Industry Employment: R&D, Testing and Engineering Services

Nearly 1.7 million were employed by R&D, testing and engineering services companies last year, up from just over 1.6 million in 2013. 

5 - U.S. Tech Industry Employment: Telecommunications and Internet ServicesU.S. Tech Industry Employment: Telecommunications and Internet Services

Last year, there were about 1.3 million employed in telecommunications and Internet services, which is about the same as in 2013.

6 - U.S. Tech Industry Employment: Tech ManufacturingU.S. Tech Industry Employment: Tech Manufacturing

Nearly 1.14 million were employed in tech manufacturing last year, down slightly from just over 1.15 million in 2013.

7 - U.S. Tech Industry Employment: SoftwareU.S. Tech Industry Employment: Software

Software companies employed 304,500 last year, up from 296,800 in 2013.

8 - Top States for Tech Employment (Estimated)Top States for Tech Employment (Estimated)

The leading states for tech employment were California (1.1 million), Texas (581,200), New York (346,500), Florida (307,100) and Massachusetts (286,300).

9 - Downward Trend in PayDownward Trend in Pay

The average wage for employees in the tech industry was $100,400 last year, down slightly from $101,800 in 2013, as adjusted for inflation.

10 - Software Workers See Salaries FallSoftware Workers See Salaries Fall

Software workers experienced the biggest drop in salaries, making $132,600 last year, as opposed to $135,700 in 2013. 

11 - Standing TallStanding Tall

Despite the slight decline in compensation, the $100,400 average for workers in the tech industry was more than double the average U.S. private sector salary of $49,600.