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Tech salaries in Austin are effectively $60,000 higher than in San Francisco

$60,000

Tech workers in San Francisco’s Bay Area still have the highest average tech salaries in the country, making $142,000 on average—until you factor in the region’s exorbitant cost of living.

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$60,000

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$60,000

When the Bay Area’s average salary is adjusted to account for living costs, it’s $60,000 lower than what tech workers effectively make in Austin.

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$60,000

The same dynamic is true for New York, which ranks high in the average salary list, but much lower when living costs are factored in.

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