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Following a period of rapid growth, tech salaries plateaued last year, according to the 2024 Dice Tech Salary Report. The average tech salary was $111,193.

The report also found that 93% of tech workers are either looking for a new job or willing to hear about a new opportunity, which Dice says is likely because of a decline in salary satisfaction. More than one-third (35%) of tech workers were dissatisfied with their salaries last year, up from 30% in 2022.

Top 5 industries offering the highest tech salaries:

  • Aerospace and defense
  • Software
  • Medical / pharmaceutical / biotechnology
  • Banking / finance
  • Consulting

Top 5 tech roles with the fastest salary growth:

  • Systems administrator
  • Software developer
  • Program analyst / manager
  • Help desk technician / computer or desktop support specialist
  • .NET developer

In addition to salary, tech workers want primary benefits including health insurance, paid vacation, and 401(k) matching or a pension. Remote and flexible schedule options are also in high demand. For secondary benefits, tech workers prioritize work-from-home stipends, stock programs, and training and education.

For more information about the tech salary landscape, download the full report.