Top 11 Tech Cities of 2018

If you’re looking for a change, not just for work in the IT world but also scenery, it’s best to know some basics like salary, weather, commute and cost of living. Here is a breakdown of the top 11 tech cities in the U.S.

Washington DC

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Average Tech Salary: $99,937
Weather: Winter averages between 40 – 50°F, Spring 60 – 70°F, Summer 80 – 90°F, Fall 50 – 60°F
Commute Ease: Not easy, check out this article by the Washington Post “When commuting in the DC region, distance doesn’t tell the whole story”.
Cost of Living: 900sqft apartment in a nice area costs $2689/month, in a less expensive neighborhood, $2276 and utilities are approximately $200/month

Philadelphia, PA

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Average Tech Salary: $97,415
Weather: Winter averages 40°F, Spring 50 – 60°F, Summer 80°F, Fall 50 – 60°F
Commute Ease: Not easy, check out this article by ZIPPIA “10 Stereotypes about working in Philadelphia”.
Cost of Living: 900sqft apartment in a nice area costs $2227/month, in a less expensive neighborhood, $1566 and utilities are approximately $177/month

Charlotte, NC

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Average Tech Salary: $92,507
Weather: Winter averages 50°F, Spring 60 – 70°F, Summer 80°F, Fall 70 – 80°F
Commute Ease: Fairly easy, check out this commuting in charlotte by the Charlotte Chamber.
Cost of Living: 900sqft apartment in a nice area costs $1490/month, in a less expensive neighborhood, $1037 and utilities are approximately $139/month

Dallas, TX

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Average Tech Salary: $95,222
Weather: Winter averages 50°F, Spring 70 – 80°F, Summer 90°F, Fall 70 – 80°F
Commute Ease: Not easy, check out this article by the Suburban Jungle “The 6 worst Dallas Commutes.
Cost of Living: 900sqft apartment in a nice area costs $1490/month, in a less
expensive neighborhood, $1332 and utilities are approximately $136/month

Austin, TX

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Average Tech Salary: $90,214
Weather: Winter averages 60°F, Spring 70 – 80°F, Summer 90°F, Fall 70 – 80°F
Commute Ease: Not easy, easy if you live in these neighborhoods, check out this article by neighborhoods.com “3 Suburban Cities With Easy Commutes to Austin.”
Cost of Living: 900sqft apartment in a nice area costs $1830/month, in a less expensive neighborhood, $1311 and utilities are approximately $197/month

Chicago, IL

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Average Tech Salary: $93,025
Weather: Winter averages 30°F, Spring 40 – 50°F, Summer 70 – 80°F, Fall 50 – 70°F
Commute Ease: Not easy, here is another article from neighborhoods.com suggesting “6 Suburban Cities With Easy Commutes to Chicago
Cost of Living: 900sqft apartment in a nice area costs $1997/month, in a less
expensive neighborhood, $1476 and utilities are approximately $185/month

Minneapolis, MN

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Average Tech Salary: $96,936
Weather: Winter averages 20°F, Spring 40 – 50°F, Summer 70 – 80°F, Fall 50 – 70°F
Commute Ease: Fairly easy, here is an article from tripsavvy.com that discusses
Minneapolis commute.
Cost of Living: 900sqft apartment in a nice area costs $1655/month, in a less expensive neighborhood, $1422 and utilities are approximately $176/month

Phoenix, AZ

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Average Tech Salary: $89,749
Weather: Winter averages 60 – 70°F, Spring 70 – 80°F, Summer 90 – 100+°F, Fall 70 – 80°F
Commute Ease: Fairly easy, here is an in depth blog about living in Phoenix by
LifeStorageBlog.com
Cost of Living: 900sqft apartment in a nice area costs $1300/month, in a less expensive neighborhood, $1089 and utilities are approximately $197/month

Seattle, WA

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Average Tech Salary: $99,325
Weather: Winter averages 40 – 50°F, Spring 50 – 60°F, Summer 70°F, Fall 50 – 70°F
Commute Ease: Difficult, here is an article by The Seattle Times discussing the time suck.
Cost of Living: 900sqft apartment in a nice area costs $2463/month, in a less expensive neighborhood, $2064 and utilities are approximately $197/month

Portland, OR

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Average Tech Salary: $91,192
Weather: Winter averages 40°F, Spring 50 – 60°F, Summer 70 – 80°F, Fall 50 – 70°F
Commute Ease: Fairly difficult, here is an article by the State of Oregon Employment Department breaking down the commute by county.
Cost of Living: 900sqft apartment in a nice area costs $1705/month, in a less expensive neighborhood, $1550 and utilities are approximately $204/month

San Diego, CA

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Average Tech Salary: $101,025
Weather: Winter averages 60°F, Spring 60°F, Summer 70°F, Fall 70°F
Commute Ease: Fairly difficult, here is an article by San Diego Magazine breaking down the commutes.
Cost of Living: 900sqft apartment in a nice area costs $2373/month, in a less
expensive neighborhood, $1864 and utilities are approximately $162/month

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2018-05-25T17:50:52+00:00 May 25th, 2018|News|