InformationWeek Finds NYC, Washington Tops in IT Salaries
For the second year in a row, New York City is tops when it comes to IT salaries, according to InformationWeek research. However, raises are scarce and the cost of living is high.
Aug 25, 2014
NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to cities with the top IT salaries, New York and Washington lead the pack, according to new research from InformationWeek. In both communities, the average IT manager's salary stands at about $135,000 annually.
In InformationWeek's annual IT Salary Survey, New York and Washington outranked several other high-tech hubs, including San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Boston. Money remains a main motivator for IT pros, with 48 percent of survey participants ranking pay as their No. 1 priority.
However, there are drawbacks to an IT life in the big city. In her article, author Kristin Burnham finds that salaries are high in New York, but so is the cost of living. Additionally, the InformationWeek survey found that raises are scarce compared to startup centers such as Houston, Dallas, and Chicago.
In her story, Burnham writes that living and working in New York or D.C. might be exciting, but that "IT professionals should shift their focus to companies with high growth potential and consider remote working arrangements."
If you are interested in seeing what it's like to live and work in New York, and to learn more from the editors of InformationWeek, register for the 2014 Interop conference, which takes place September 29 and runs through October 3, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
The Interop conference offers a unique opportunity to help you connect with your IT colleagues, help your career take off, and learn how technology is changing the way business is done. You can find more information about Interop New York and the show speakers, as well as the registration page, here.
To learn more about IT salaries and to see where your city ranks, check out this report from InformationWeek.
Community Editorial Director, UBM Tech