Special Report

25 Cities Where the Most People Work in Tech

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10. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
> High-tech sector employment: 14.1% of workforce (203,903 jobs)
> Avg. annual high-tech pay: $141,713 (1.9 times above metro area avg.)
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 44.7%
> Most concentrated high-tech field: Wired telecommunications carriers (1.1% of workforce, 3.2 times the national share)

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9. San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
> High-tech sector employment: 14.8% of workforce (202,472 jobs)
> Avg. annual high-tech pay: $136,494 (1.9 times above metro area avg.)
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 39.5%
> Most concentrated high-tech field: Scientific research and development services (2.6% of workforce, 4.8 times the national share)

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8. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
> High-tech sector employment: 14.8% of workforce (368,862 jobs)
> Avg. annual high-tech pay: $177,997 (2.0 times above metro area avg.)
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 48.9%
> Most concentrated high-tech field: Scientific research and development services (3.1% of workforce, 5.6 times the national share)

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7. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL
> High-tech sector employment: 16.4% of workforce (35,365 jobs)
> Avg. annual high-tech pay: $106,139 (1.9 times above metro area avg.)
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 30.9%
> Most concentrated high-tech field: Semiconductor and electronic component manufacturing (4.0% of workforce, 15.3 times the national share)

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6. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
> High-tech sector employment: 17.1% of workforce (329,412 jobs)
> Avg. annual high-tech pay: $381,524 (4.1 times above metro area avg.)
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 43.6%
> Most concentrated high-tech field: Aerospace product and parts manufacturing (4.0% of workforce, 10.9 times the national share)

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