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Cyberstates: The Definitive State-by-State Analysis of the U.S. High-Tech Industry
The TechAmerica Foundation’s 2013 Cyberstates report is the authoritative analysis of the high-tech job market in the United States. The 15th Edition of Cyberstates looks at tech employment, wages, and other key economic factors on a nationally and state-by-state basis. Cyberstates 2013: The Definitive State-by-State Analysis of the U.S. Tech Industry covers all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
With tech industry jobs representing 5.4 percent of the private sector workforce and paying higher average salaries, fully understanding the tech industry’s significant contribution to the economy is critical. Cyberstates is the must-have resource. Get your copy today.
Cyberstates 2013 Key National Findings
- U.S. tech employment totaled 5.95 million in 2012.
- Tech employment was up in 2012 by 67,400, or by 1.1 percent.
- The software services sector added 63,900 jobs in 2012, a 3.5 percent increase.
- The tech industry paid an annual average wage of $93,800 in 2012, 98 percent more than the average private sector wage of $47,400.
- Tech industry annualized payroll totaled $558 billion in 2012.
Cyberstates 2013 Key State Findings
- The leading states by high-tech employment in 2012 were California (968,800), Texas (485,600), New York (318,200), Virginia (285,400), and Florida (270,900).
- By rate of growth, North Dakota (+4.1%), Michigan (+3.8%), and Missouri (+3.1%) led the nation.
- Virginia continued to lead the nation in concentration of high-tech workers in 2012, with 9.8 percent of its private sector workforce employed by tech.
- California’s tech industry workers were paid the highest annual average wage of $123,900 in 2012, followed by Massachusetts ($116,000) and Washington ($110,200).
- Eight states had tech wages that were on average more than twice that of the overall private sector wage. They are, in order of highest differential, California, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, New Mexico, Virginia, Arizona, and North Carolina.
Data are for 2012 unless otherwise noted.
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