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Philadelphia Tech Salaries See Biggest Jump in the U.S.

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Philadelphia's tech salaries aren't the highest, but they grew faster than in other U.S. markets.

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Tech salaries in Philadelphia grew fastest this year than in Silicon Valley and other U.S. metro areas, rising nearly 12% to $142,000 compared with 15 other locations, according to's 2022 State of Tech Salaries survey of employers and workers. Wages rose even higher for remote tech roles in Philadelphia, averaging $157,000 in 2022.

Dallas/Fort Worth and Denver joined Philadelphia in posting the highest average "local" salary hikes across all U.S. markets, with +11% each. Engineers and other tech experts' salaries saw exponential growth during the pandemic, pushed higher by inflation in goods and services.

From The Philadelphia Inquirer
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