Silicon Valley Still Leads California in IT Salaries

By Deborah Rothberg  |  Posted 06-30-2006

San Jose and Silicon Valley remain California's strongest technology epicenter, drawing the highest salaries and employing the most tech workers, according to the California Cybercities 2006 report, released June 27 by the AeA, a tech industry trade association.

San Jose and Silicon Valley employed 214,900 tech industry workers in 2004 and paid them an annual average wage of $126,700.

Los Angeles followed San Jose/Silicon Valley with 165,700 jobs, paying an average of $75,500. San Francisco-Oakland came in third overall, employing 156,700 at an average pay of $96,900, and San Diego followed in tech employment, paying 99,900 an average of $85,200.

Average annual tech wages were 106 percent higher than private sector wages throughout California. At the cities level, this number jumped to 183 percent in Santa Cruz but dropped to 53 percent in Ventura.

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