What can you make? Explore tech job salaries.

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Tech Job Salaries: What to Expect

In 2023, the average tech salary was $111,193. That number represents everyone from entry-level technicians and developers to CEOs and others in leadership positions across healthcare, big tech, finance, and other industries. 

That number also represents opportunity

Depending on your interests, level of training, location, and other factors, you can launch a tech career that pays well now – and one that comes with opportunities for growth as you move through your career.

Breaking Down Tech Job Salaries By Role

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are a total of 10 tech career categories, and within those categories are multiple job options. Let’s take a look at four of the many paths you can pursue. 

Computer Network Architects

These architects design and implement data communication networks, including wide area networks (WANs), local area networks (LANs), and intranets.

Computer Network Architects
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Database Administrators & Architects
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Database Administrators & Architects

There are incredible amounts of data out there. These professionals create or organize systems to store and secure data for companies, organizations, and governments.

Information Security Analysts

These roles plan and carry out security measures to protect computer systems, devices, and sensitive information.

Information Security Analyst
Median Annual Salary
Computer Support Specialists
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Computer Support Specialists

These roles support different aspects of computer operations and find solutions for various issues and challenges that might arise.

Software Developer Salary and Growth Potential

Once you land a job in tech, and as you settle into your role, you can start thinking about this time in life as the start of a new, fulfilling career, instead of just a job.

Using a software developer's salary as an example, take a look at what growth over time can look like: 

Junior Software Developer

  • 1-3 years of experience

  • Average U.S. salary: $89,300*

Mid Software Developer

  • 3-5 years of experience

  • Average U.S. salary: $105,525

Senior Software Developer

  • 5-6 years of experience

  • Average U.S. salary: $132,930

Software Developer Manager

  • 6+ years of experience

  • Average U.S. salary: $146,550

According to a recent Dice Salary Trends report, “software developer salaries gained 6.5% in 2023 [and]...as the ninth most common tech job posting in 2023, software developers were highly sought after."

Beyond software development, other tech career paths – cybersecurity, data science, IT – also show exciting growth trajectories over time.

Whichever you choose, and however you get started, there will undoubtedly be room to keep growing and learning on the exciting ride of a long-lasting career.

*These are averages based on a national scale over the first few years on the job. Entry-level developers usually make between $65k-$80k.

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