Florida still lagging behind when it comes to tech wages
Article by Marcia Heroux Pounds, Sun Sentinel
Despite a growing number of tech jobs in Florida, the state comes up short on wages, a new report concludes
Florida ranks fifth in the nation for the growth of tech jobs but 24th in average tech wages, according to Cyberstates 2016, a report released Tuesday by the Computing Technology Industry Association.
The $82,566 average tech wage falls well below the national average of $104,400, which is 104 percent more than the average U.S. wage in the private sector, according to the survey.
Florida added 11,400 tech jobs in 2015, nearly doubling the 5,800 added in 2014, according to the report. The top states for tech job growth in 2015 were California, which added 59,500 jobs; New York with 15,500; Texas with 13,800; and Massachusetts with 11,700.
She said employers need to re-evaluate compensation, at least for those with the most in-demand skills in order to better attract those employees to the region.
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