Tuesday February 4, 2014 0 commentsNEW YORK CITY - More technology professionals in the U.S. received merit raises over the last year, driving average salaries up in 2013, according to the 2014-2013 Salary Survey from Dice.
The Dice survey found average U.S. tech salaries increased nearly 3 percent in 2013 to $87,811 - up from $85,619 in 2012.
For those tech professionals whose salary increased in 2013, 45 percent said the increase was sparked by a merit raise compared to 40 percent in 2012.
Thirty-four percent of survey respondents received a bonus as part of their 2013 compensation, with average bonuses totaling $9,323.
"With the tech unemployment rate low, technology professionals know they can take control of their careers," said Shravan Goli, Dice president. "Tech hiring managers tell me they are stretching budgets where they can to keep their technology workforces focused and satisfied."
Silicon Valley tops the list of highest-paid metro areas in tech, with an average annual salary of $108,603 and an average bonus of $12,458, the survey reported.
Denver was among the top 10 metro markets with salary increases at or above the national average in 2013 with an average salary of $93,195 - up 3 percent over 2012.