15 Top Paying Jobs in IT

Published
  • August 25 2016, 4:00am EDT

Security pros, developers and analysts command big bucks in various metro areas.

Employers still can’t get enough IT security professionals, which accounts for why those individuals top the recent Indeed report on “Where are the Highest Paying Tech Jobs in the US?” The study looks at 15 of the top jobs in IT and what they can earn around the country. Here’s a look at the top 5 markets for each of the jobs explored.

IT Security Specialist

Minneapolis, MN = $127,757 Seattle, WA = $119,349 San Francisco, CA = $119,346 Dallas, TX = $117,890 Denver, CO = $117,308

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Software Architect

Austin, TX = $123,710 Salt Lake City, UT = $114,665 San Jose, CA = $114,309 Dallas, TX = $113,596 Denver, CO = $111,209

Data Scientist

Austin, TX = $117,088 Chicago, IL = $107,585 Seattle, WA $105,577 San Jose, CA = $100,197 Salt Lake City, UT = $99,970

Database Administrator

Austin, TX = $104,277 Chicago, IL = $94,991 Denver, CO = $94,384 Boston, MA = $94,279 Salt Lake City = $92,101

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DevOps Engineer

Dallas, TX = $103,161 Austin, TX = $98,801 San Francisco, CA = $95,780 Minneapolis, MN = $93,383 Seattle, WA = $93,213

Software Engineer

Seattle, WA = $100,691 Austin, TX = $99,601 San Jose, CA $97,452 Chicago, IL $95,601 Dallas, TX = $95,270

Java Developer

Austin, TX = $99,602 San Jose, CA = $95,278 San Francisco, CA = $94,830 Chicago, IL = $94,768 Seattle, WA = $93,321

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Mobile Developer

Austin, TX = $97,254 Seattle, WA = $92,889 Arlington, VA = $92,626 San Jose, CA = $92,504 San Francisco, CA = $92,387

Software Developer

Boston, MA = $95,047 Austin, TX = $92,710 Seattle, WA = $90,300 New York, NY = $88,581 Salt Lake City, UT = $87,683

Front-end Developer

Austin, TX = $92,332 San Jose, CA = $90,562 San Francisco, CA = $88,796 Seattle, WA = $88,276 Chicago, IL = $83,109

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.NET Developer

San Francisco, CA = $92,112 Austin, TX = $88,918 New York, NY = $87,616 Chicago, IL = $86,772 Seattle, WA = $85,752

Web Developer

Austin, TX = $91,199 San Francisco, CA = $87,717 Seattle, WA = $79,299 Chicago, IL = $78,054 Dallas, TX = $75,169

Application Developer

San Jose, CA = $90,019 Austin, TX = $88,839 San Francisco, CA = $86,305 Dallas, TX = $86,272 New York = $84,212

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Quality Analyst

Seattle, WA = $86,900 Los Angeles, CA = $80,102 Boston, MA = $74,847 Arlington, VA = $74,646 New York, NY = $69,463

Data Analyst

Seattle, WA = $73,465 Boston, MA = $72,420 New York, NY = $71,700 San Francisco, CA = $69,407 Chicago, IL = $66,520