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Nerdwallet: Austin No. 9 in U.S. for tech jobsNerdwallet: Austin No. 9 in U.S. for tech jobshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=11512015-04-30T05:00:00Z2015-04-30T00:00:00Z

AUSTIN - Austin has been named the ninth best place in the U.S. for tech jobs, one of only two Texas cities mentioned in the top 25.

The report comes from NerdWallet, which examined the nation’s largest 370 MSAs by the size of the tech industry, the income for tech jobs and the cost of living.

In the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos region, about 58 of every 1,000 jobs are in tech, and the average salary is more than $84,000. Median rent totaled $1,000.

Dallas-Plano-Irving ranked 11th on the list.

Here’s a look a the top 11 cities and how they rank:

Tech Rankings by MSA
Rank MSA Tech jobs
per 1,000
Avg. tech
salary
Median
rent
Score
1 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 126.3 $130,179.80 $1,640 75
2 Huntsville, AL 68.0 $92,296.22 $725 61.5
3 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA 77.6 $108,472.21 $1,135 60.7
4 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 66.2 $94,535.35 $870 58.2
5 Boulder, CO 70.8 $97,756.91 $1,168 54.4
6 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA 72.5 $113,093.16 $1,435 53.4
7 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria,DC-VA-MD-WV 79.1 $104,148.45 $1,481 52.7
8 Raleigh-Cary, NC 56.6 $87,311.41 $908 51.6
9 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 58.8 $84,366.35 $1,000 49.7
10 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA 57.0 $102,939.98 $1,207 49.5
11 Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX 50.3 $86,579.70 $908 48.9


Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bereau

Read more at the Austin Business Journal or see NerdWallet for the full report.

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