Special Report

25 Cities Where the Most People Work in Tech

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5. Huntsville, AL
> High-tech sector employment: 17.6% of workforce (39,811 jobs)
> Avg. annual high-tech pay: $190,484 (2.9 times above metro area avg.)
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 39.8%
> Most concentrated high-tech field: Architectural and engineering services (7.0% of workforce, 6.5 times the national share)

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4. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
> High-tech sector employment: 19.7% of workforce (441,604 jobs)
> Avg. annual high-tech pay: $229,896 (1.9 times above metro area avg.)
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 50.7%
> Most concentrated high-tech field: Other information services (2.3% of workforce, 9.0 times the national share)

3. California-Lexington Park, MD
> High-tech sector employment: 22.5% of workforce (10,241 jobs)
> Avg. annual high-tech pay: $233,720 (3.1 times above metro area avg.)
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 32.0%
> Most concentrated high-tech field: Architectural and engineering services (12.8% of workforce, 11.9 times the national share)

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2. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
> High-tech sector employment: 22.8% of workforce (243,457 jobs)
> Avg. annual high-tech pay: $416,830 (2.6 times above metro area avg.)
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 52.5%
> Most concentrated high-tech field: Computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing (5.3% of workforce, 46.5 times the national share)

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1. Boulder, CO
> High-tech sector employment: 25.0% of workforce (44,690 jobs)
> Avg. annual high-tech pay: $146,158 (1.9 times above metro area avg.)
> Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 63.0%
> Most concentrated high-tech field: Electronic instrument manufacturing (3.6% of workforce, 12.1 times the national share)

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