2015 Salary: $105,091
Year-Over-Year Change from 2014: 10.2 percent
For the past couple years, Los Angeles has positioned itself as “Silicon Beach” (a title that Miami also claims), a hub for V.C. investment, tech startups, and innovative founders. Lending some credence to that assertion is the growth of companies such as Snapchat (located in Venice).
“The high-tech sector is growing in counties across the U.S., though Los Angeles is not among the top leaders in terms of patents, capital or salary,” economist William Yu wrote in a UCLA Anderson Forecast in mid-2015. “However, there is a large information sector in Los Angeles, currently concentrated in vibrant small-sized firms. Silicon Beach is on the rise.” One sign of that growth is tech salaries, which have risen rapidly since 2014.
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