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Old 01-23-2013, 03:00 PM
 
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According to Dice.com, the average tech job salary increased by 18.1% between 2011 and 2012.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:31 PM
 
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higher than Cleveland AND Cincinnati!
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:37 PM
 
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According to this link: 2013-2012 Dice Salary Survey | media.dice.com
the average tech salary in the Burgh was still below average so maybe the increase is to make-up for the already low salaries?

Also the sample was rather small for a nationwide survey that ranks cities. I wonder what the response rate was and how many of the respondents were from Pittsburgh.

"The Dice Salary Survey was administered online with 15,049 employed technology professionals responding between September 24 and November 16, 2012. Respondents were invited to participate in the survey through a notification on the Dice site, and registered technology professionals were sent an email invitation. A cookie methodology was used to ensure that there was no duplication of responses between or within the various sample groups, and duplicate responses from a single email address were removed."
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:43 PM
 
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I have to agree. While increasing is applaudable, without any mention of salary numbers & their comparison to other places it's a fairly meaningless statistic.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:43 PM
 
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Here's a link with a number: The 10 U.S. cities with the highest IT salaries -- and 10 more on the move | It jobs - InfoWorld

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First up, Pittsburgh, where IT pros earn an average of $76,207, up an impressive 18.1 percent compared to a year ago.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:51 PM
 
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Not that $76K is a bad salary but it's definitely much lower than the salaries in other cities. The big increase just shows that we're catching up (and that there's a talent shortage here).
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:51 PM
 
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An 18.1% increase in 1 year (if accurate) to me primarily means that the number of IT jobs is growing. It's pretty unlikely that a bunch of people got 18% raises in a single year.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:33 AM
 
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IT pros earn an average of $76,207
As an IT professional who has worked in several different facets of the industry in Pittsburgh over my career and who is surrounded by senior developers as I type this I have to say one thing:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Oh, what a bold faced flat out lie that stat is. Wow.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:49 AM
 
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higher than Cleveland AND Cincinnati!
Although bear in mind our cost-of-living is also much higher than either Cleveland or Cincinnati. Believe me, I've priced apartments in both of those cities, and apartments comparable to my own here in Pittsburgh go for far less per month in those places.

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As an IT professional who has worked in several different facets of the industry in Pittsburgh over my career and who is surrounded by senior developers as I type this I have to say one thing:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Oh, what a bold faced flat out lie that stat is. Wow.
I wouldn't necessarily call the stat a "lie", although I do believe the number of companies here that pay the "industry average" (or whatever metric they used here) is fewer in number than those who pay below the average. At my banking position I was making less than those with lateral positions in other areas were making via snooping on "GlassDoor".
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:02 AM
 
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Not that $76K is a bad salary but it's definitely much lower than the salaries in other cities. The big increase just shows that we're catching up (and that there's a talent shortage here).
76K in the Burgh is damn good salary when you factor in the COL is also so much lower than the top Tech beds. 76K salary in Pittsburgh affords you a lot more than 100K salary in SF.
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