Special Report

Cities With the Fastest Growing High-Tech Sectors

25. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
> High-tech industry growth, 2015-2020: +17.7% (+52,503 jobs)
> Avg. annual high-tech pay: $229,896 (1.9 times more than MSA avg.)
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 50.7%
> Fastest growing high-tech industry: Data processing, hosting and related services (+208.0% growth)

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24. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
> High-tech industry growth, 2015-2020: +18.0% (+44,997 jobs)
> Avg. annual high-tech pay: $123,035 (1.9 times more than MSA avg.)
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 39.5%
> Fastest growing high-tech industry: Data processing, hosting and related services (+102.5% growth)

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23. Trenton, NJ
> High-tech industry growth, 2015-2020: +18.7% (+4,532 jobs)
> Avg. annual high-tech pay: $196,740 (2.4 times more than MSA avg.)
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 43.5%
> Fastest growing high-tech industry: Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing (+156.3% growth)

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22. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
> High-tech industry growth, 2015-2020: +18.9% (+25,611 jobs)
> Avg. annual high-tech pay: $141,713 (1.9 times more than MSA avg.)
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 44.7%
> Fastest growing high-tech industry: Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing (+80.2% growth)

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21. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
> High-tech industry growth, 2015-2020: +19.0% (+57,042 jobs)
> Avg. annual high-tech pay: $177,997 (2.0 times more than MSA avg.)
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 48.9%
> Fastest growing high-tech industry: Scientific research and development services (+59.7% growth)

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