Special Report

Cities With the Fastest Growing High-Tech Sectors

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10. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
> High-tech industry growth, 2015-2020: +27.1% (+20,572 jobs)
> Avg. annual high-tech pay: $416,830 (2.6 times more than MSA avg.)
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 52.5%
> Fastest growing high-tech industry: Software publishers (+110.4% growth)

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9. Ogden-Clearfield, UT
> High-tech industry growth, 2015-2020: +28.0% (+3,078 jobs)
> Avg. annual high-tech pay: $142,561 (2.9 times more than MSA avg.)
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 31.9%
> Fastest growing high-tech industry: Electronic instrument manufacturing (+109.9% growth)

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8. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
> High-tech industry growth, 2015-2020: +28.3% (+5,144 jobs)
> Avg. annual high-tech pay: $206,318 (2.8 times more than MSA avg.)
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 46.4%
> Fastest growing high-tech industry: Data processing, hosting and related services (+147.2% growth)

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7. Salt Lake City, UT
> High-tech industry growth, 2015-2020: +30.0% (+9,855 jobs)
> Avg. annual high-tech pay: $127,309 (2.0 times more than MSA avg.)
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 35.8%
> Fastest growing high-tech industry: Scientific research and development services (+74.5% growth)

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6. Huntsville, AL
> High-tech industry growth, 2015-2020: +30.6% (+9,258 jobs)
> Avg. annual high-tech pay: $190,484 (2.9 times more than MSA avg.)
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 39.8%
> Fastest growing high-tech industry: Scientific research and development services (+62.2% growth)

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