Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Portland Ranks 4th for Average Tech Salaries & Salary Growth

The Portland area ranked fourth for average tech salaries and growth among industry hubs nationwide, according to the recently released Dice Tech Salary Report. Portland came in just behind Seattle, WA, with an average tech salary of $127,724. 

The Silicon Valley area led the country with a $144,962 average salary. Boston and Seattle were second and third, with salaries of $130,399 and $129,456, respectively.

Portland's 15.5% growth rate since 2021 was also fourth among cities with a significant tech industry presence, following Columbus, OH, Tampa, FL, and Phoenix, AZ.

The tech recruitment platform published the 18th edition of its annual report using survey data collected from the website's users between August 16, 2022, and October 17, 2022.

By the end of 2022, the report notes, layoffs throughout the tech industry totaled more than 140,000, but "the tech unemployment rate dropped to 1.5% in January, and demand for tech talent remained historically strong throughout the year, especially in more established industries like finance and banking, healthcare, consulting, and aerospace and defense."

Read the full report at

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