As 2014 inches closer and closer and you’re an IT professional looking to make a change or make more money, you may consider moving. The New Year is a perfect time for a fresh start. It’s important to look at all the factors associated with moving to a new city for a higher salary, such as the cost of living, commuting time and more.
Rich Hein (@WebDev_Rich) put together a slideshow for CIO to display the top five best and worst cities for IT salaries. The information came from Kforce’s 2014 Salary and Employment Guide. Each year, the professional staffing firm releases the guide which looks at the IT skills that are most in demand and which cities are paying top dollar for those skills. The slideshow also includes the cost of living, which is provided by the Council for Community and Economic Research. Below are the lists of cities and the average annual salary.
Top highest paying cities:
- San Francisco/ Silicon Valley/ San Jose, CA - $118,300
- San Diego, CA - $116,200
- Boston, MA - $111,700
- New York, New York - $100,100
- Los Angeles, CA - $109,000
Top lowest paying cities:
- Grand Rapids, MI - $79,300
- Indianapolis, IN - $82,900
- Kansas City, KS - $83,500
- Pittsburgh, PA -$85,100
- Atlanta, GA - $86,900
Click here to see the full slideshow and read the details about top roles and average salaries for CIOs, Mobile App Developers, Quality Assurance Directors, ERP Application Architects and more.