According to a new report from Dice, a career marketplace for technologists, the tech salaries in 2022 jumped to six figures in the US – and workers are still not happy.
Salaries increased by 6.9% between 2020 and 2021, with the 2021 average tech salary
According to the Dice report, in 2022 the best paid tech jobs are IT management ($151,983), software developer ($120,204), database administrator ($111,362), and UX/UI designer ($101,260).
The report also includes a map of US tech hubs and how the average salary looks there.
Dice Tech Salary Report – Average salaries in top tech hubs
In 2022, for the first time in 17 years, the average tech salary hit the six figure mark, while the remote work environment shifted in some places to a hybrid model.
In some cases, salaries jumped dramatically. In February, Amazon announced they will double the maximum base salary for corporate and tech employees, from $160,000 to $350,000, in order to attract top talent.
Is the increased compensation enough?
It does not seem so. The DICE report has 47.8% of respondents say “yes” to the question “Do you think you’re underpaid?” and just 21.5% of respondents claim they’re “very satisfied” with their compensation package.
Salary satisfaction survey from Dice Tech Salary report
Another study called “The 2022 State of IT” from Toolbox.com found that around one quarter of IT professionals plan to look for or change jobs in 2022. 13% of them plan to begin the search for a new job and 11% plan to start or switch employers.