Special Report

25 Cities Where the Most People Work in Tech

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25. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN
> High-tech sector employment: 10.3% of workforce (103,624 jobs)
> Avg. annual high-tech pay: $126,973 (2.1 times above metro area avg.)
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 34.5%
> Most concentrated high-tech field: Aerospace product and parts manufacturing (1.1% of workforce, 3.0 times the national share)

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24. Raleigh, NC
> High-tech sector employment: 10.3% of workforce (63,383 jobs)
> Avg. annual high-tech pay: $205,393 (3.3 times above metro area avg.)
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 47.8%
> Most concentrated high-tech field: Architectural and engineering services (2.1% of workforce, 2.0 times the national share)

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23. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
> High-tech sector employment: 10.4% of workforce (298,361 jobs)
> Avg. annual high-tech pay: $174,781 (2.5 times above metro area avg.)
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 33.6%
> Most concentrated high-tech field: Oil and gas extraction (1.2% of workforce, 13.0 times the national share)

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22. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
> High-tech sector employment: 10.5% of workforce (366,874 jobs)
> Avg. annual high-tech pay: $163,544 (2.4 times above metro area avg.)
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 36.0%
> Most concentrated high-tech field: Computer systems design and related services (2.4% of workforce, 1.5 times the national share)

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21. St. Louis, MO-IL
> High-tech sector employment: 10.5% of workforce (132,315 jobs)
> Avg. annual high-tech pay: $124,487 (2.1 times above metro area avg.)
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 35.4%
> Most concentrated high-tech field: Aerospace product and parts manufacturing (1.4% of workforce, 3.8 times the national share)

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