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Old 03-08-2014, 11:56 PM
 
Location: East side - Metro ATL
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According to the ajc.com, "Atlanta No. 2 in tech salaries adjusted for cost of living".

"Atlanta ranks No. 2 in the nation when it comes to offering the largest tech salaries that have been adjusted for cost of living expenses, such as housing, groceries, utilities and other necessities, according to the study by TriNet, a company that provides cloud-based human resources services." (Atlanta No. 2 in tech salaries adjusted for cost of living | The Biz Beat | www.ajc.com).

I always had an inckling that Atlanta was ranked extremely high.
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:26 AM
 
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Great!
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:14 PM
 
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I really wish they would include the median in these gross comparisons.
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Old 03-02-2015, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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What's included in "tech"? Aerospace engineering? Nuclear engineering? Bio science? Or is tech just IT?
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Old 03-02-2015, 07:41 AM
 
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Tech isn't just IT. There is also Software engineering, and all the supporting roles around software development.... IT = networking only.
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Old 03-02-2015, 07:43 AM
 
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What's included in "tech"? Aerospace engineering? Nuclear engineering? Bio science? Or is tech just IT?
It's a little ambiguous but the first paragraph seems to use "tech" synonymously with "STEM" (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) so answers to your questions are likely yes.

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.... IT = networking only.
No.
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:34 AM
 
Location: O4W
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This info should be kept under the rug so that our COL will not increase because of it
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:39 AM
 
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How much of those salaries are being awarded to homegrown talent as opposed to visiting talent would also be nice to know
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Southeast, where else?
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According to the ajc.com, "Atlanta No. 2 in tech salaries adjusted for cost of living".

"Atlanta ranks No. 2 in the nation when it comes to offering the largest tech salaries that have been adjusted for cost of living expenses, such as housing, groceries, utilities and other necessities, according to the study by TriNet, a company that provides cloud-based human resources services." (Atlanta No. 2 in tech salaries adjusted for cost of living | The Biz Beat | www.ajc.com).

I always had an inckling that Atlanta was ranked extremely high.

Turn oxygen tanks on full....
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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I think the "that have been adjusted for cost of living expenses" is the key phrase here.

Atlanta has a very large wealth/income disparity. The cheap housing around the metro area (where few people with these high tech jobs live) is making the salaries seem comparatively high.

Atlanta is no slouch, but calling it #2 in terms of salaries borders on deceptive, IMO

Its not the first puff piece on 'high Atlanta salaraies' by the AJC and it won't be the last.
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