According to a report on WSJ, an average Silicon Valley tech salary hit six figures last year. Comparison with a job growth elsewhere in the whole nation has remained slow. U.S companies added 200,000 jobs last December, and the unemployment rate move down to 8.5%, its lowest level since 2009 starting.
Dice Holdings Inc. said salaries for tech employees in Silicon Valley rose 5.2% to an average $104,195 last year, with an average 2% increase, to $81,327. “There’s a tussle for talent growing in Silicon Valley and employers have to pay up,” said Mr. Silver, Dice Senior VP. Overall, tech-job postings in Silicon Valley on Dice rose to 5,026 earlier this month, up 26% from 3,974 a year ago, he said, even as tech-jobs postings nationwide only rose 11% over the same period.