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LinkedIn Payscale: How Do Popular Tech Jobs Compare? [Infographic]

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Tech Jobs Comparison Payscale

We all know tech jobs offer the big bucks, but do you know just how much salary they pay? What about at the start, middle and the end of their careers?

We've worked with eCard Shack to reveal the top paying tech jobs and their benchmark salaries across their career using LinkedIn data.

Check out the LinkedIn Payscale.

Here are some hooks the piece reveals:

- The top paying jobs in tech - Data Scientist (average pay $106,000), Data Engineer (average pay $100,000) and UX Designer (average pay $83,000) are the 3 top paying jobs in tech. Other jobs include Solutions Architect, Electrical Engineer, Software Engineer, QA Manager and Hardware Engineer.

- The top-paying locations for tech jobs - San Francisco Bay, home of the Silicon Valley, is the top spot for the highest paying jobs. Seattle takes 2nd place and New York is 3rd. Other locations include LA, Washington, North Carolina, Houston, Texas and Austin, Texas.

- Tech jobs are among highest-paid in the US - according to the annual salary survey by Dice, the average job in tech in the US pays $96,370. A jump of 7.7% from the previous year.

- Solutions Architect roles pay the most at the beginning - Solutions Architects in training should expect to receive up to $105k in their first year. On average, they don't see their next big pay rise until their 6th year in the job, where the salary is $120k.

- Electrical Engineer roles pay the least at the beginning (but have the biggest pay rise) - The starting salary for an Electrical Engineer is on average $65k. This job offers the biggest jump in salary, after the 6th year Electrical Engineers will go from earning $70k to a whopping $120k. A massive $50k increase!


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LINKEDIN SALARY COMPARISON

HOW DO POPULAR TECH JOBS COMPARE?

Have you ever wondered what some of the top tech roles pay at the start, middle, and towards the end of a career? Or perhaps you're already in a top tech role and you're wondering what the benchmark should be for your salary.

Take a look at the individual step graphs below and see the salaries for the most popular tech roles across a career, with experience ranging from: Less than 1 year, 1 - 5 years, 6 - 14 years, and 15+ years.

DATA SCIENTIST

Median Average Pay: $106,000

Top Paying Locations: 1) San Francisco, 2) Los Angeles, 3) Seattle

Years In Role: 0-1 year: $90k, 1-5 years: $110k, 6-14 years: $120k, 15+ years: $140k

DATA ENGINEER

Median Average Pay: $100,000

Top Paying Locations: 1) San Francisco Bay, 2) Seattle, 3) New York City

Years In Role: 0-1 year: $80k, 1-5 years: $95k, 6-14 years: $120k, 15+ years: $120k

UX DESIGNER

Median Average Pay: $83,000

Top Paying Locations: 1) San Francisco, 2) North Carolina, 3) Greater Seattle

Years In Role: 0-1 year: $70k, 1-5 years: $80k, 6-14 years: $98k, 15+ years: $110k

SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT

Median Average Pay: $120,000

Top Paying Locations: 1) San Francisco Bay, 2) Washington, 3) New York City

Years In Role: 0-1 year: $100k, 1-5 years: $105k, 6-14 years: $120k, 15+ years: $130k

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

Median Average Pay: $80,000

Top Paying Locations: 1) San Francisco Bay, 2) Los Angeles, 3) Houston, Texas

Years In Role: 0-1 year: $60k, 1-5 years: $70k, 6-14 years: $120k, 15+ years: $120k

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Median Average Pay: $92,000

Top Paying Locations: 1) San Francisco Bay, 2) Seattle, 3) New York City

Years In Role: 0-1 year: $80k, 1-5 years: $85k, 6-14 years: $100k, 15+ years: $107k

QA MANAGER

Median Average Pay: $70,000

Top Paying Locations: 1) San Francisco Bay, 2) Washington, 3) Seattle

Years In Role: 0-1 year: $70k, 1-5 years: $70k, 6-14 years: $85k, 15+ years: $92k

HARDWARE ENGINEER

Median Average Pay: $105,000

Top Paying Locations: 1) San Francisco Bay, 2) Seattle, 3) Austin, Texas

Years In Role: 0-1 year: $90k, 1-5 years: $95k, 6-14 years: $115k, 15+ years: $120k

Tech professionals are among the highest-paid workers in the US, with average salaries jumping 7.7% to $96,370 annually, according to the annual salary survey by Dice, a careers site for tech professionals.

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