NerdWallet: Boulder is No. 5 on list of 'Best Places for Tech Jobs' in America

By: InnovatioNews Tuesday April 28, 2015 0 comments Tags: Boulder, NerdWallet, Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins-Lovelan

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Boulder landed the No. 5 position on NerdWallet’s just released list of the 100 “Best Places for Tech Jobs” in the U.S.

The NerdWallet report said in Boulder nearly 71 of every 1,000 jobs are in the tech industry, with an average tech salary of $97,757.Nerdwallet_logoUSE

Other Colorado cities on the list included Denver-Aurora-Broomfield (No. 13), Colorado Springs (No. 15) and Fort Collins-Loveland (No. 40).

NerdWallet looked at the nation’s 370 largest metro areas and based its rankings primarily on number of tech jobs per 1,000 in the area.

The top place on the list – not surprisingly – was San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif. (Silicon Valley), which had 126 jobs per 1,000 in the tech industry.

The Top 10 places for tech jobs in 2015 are:

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
  • Huntsville, Ala.
  • Seattle-Bellvue-Everett, Wash.
  • Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • Boulder
  • San Francisco-San Mateo, Redwood City
  • Washington D.C. metro area
  • Raleigh-Cary, N.C.
  • Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
  • Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
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