The Best and Worst States for Technology Careers

February 26, 2024

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Washington, D.C., ranked as the best place for pursuing a tech career. It’s home to some of the highest-earning tech workers in the nation, with a mean annual salary of ​​$119,610.[1]

While tech workers earn a higher mean salary in a few states, Washington, D.C., cultivates a highly favorable climate for tech workers. A little over 7% of the total workforce is employed in tech—more than any state in the country.[1] Additionally, Washington, D.C., exhibited strong GDP growth over the last five years.[8]