The salary data is based on Mondo’s placements over the past year in New York City, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Denver, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Dallas.
Interestingly, Mondo notes that there isn’t a lot of pay disparity due to location. Geographic location no longer dictates a significant increase or decrease in salary range, the firm asserts. According to Mondo’s data, candidates with in-demand tech skills can net top salaries regardless of region.
“We've seen this trend coming to light over the last couple of years,” Scorsone says. Companies are paying a premium for in-demand talent regardless of geographic location. At the same time, more companies are making use of a remote workforce. “Talent no longer needs to sit in-house,” she says.
The use of specialized IT contractors, too, is a factor in the movement away from geography-influenced pay rates. “Especially for the most in-demand technologies or skillsets, contractors who make up the elastic workforce have rates that are agnostic to industry and location. They bring a particular expertise that requires companies to pay the premium,” Scorsone says.
Mondo’s complete Tech Salary Guide is available here.
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