Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville Metro Area Leads Nation With Average Tech Salary of $159,390
By Space Coast Daily // June 14, 2018
Palm Bay ranked among top six most affordable cities in Florida
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Palm Bay has been named No. 1 for tech salaries on a list of 100 US Cities according to a new study published by business.org, an online publication focused on small business issues.
The study lists the average tech salary in the Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville metro area as $159,390 in 2017, that’s three times the average state salary of $50,560.
Economic development has become a major focus in Palm Bay, and throughout Brevard County, as demand has increased for highly-skilled workers to fill the high-wage jobs in the growing technology industry.
Recognizing this trend, the City of Palm Bay established a dedicated Economic Development and External Affairs Division in 2015 to facilitate growth and advocate for the city’s growing pool of tech employers.
According to business.org, the cost of living in each metro was not factored into the research, but most of the top cities on the list are not cheap places to live.
Cities like San Francisco (average tech salary of $113,078) and New York (average tech salary of $105,334) need to offer top pay to attract top talent, according to Business.org.
Fortunately, Palm Bay is ranked among the top six most affordable cities in Florida according to livability.com.
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