Orlando Ranks #1 in Best Places to Work in Technology
Although the tech industry currently faces a talent shortfall, there are countless opportunities for those who work within the lucrative industry. A recent study of 50 metro areas across the United States showed that Orlando and Tampa are among the best areas to work in technology, with Orlando taking the lead as the #1 best place to work in technology!
SmartAsset, a financial technology company that provides personal financial advice, “examined 50 metro areas across five metrics: percentage of workers employed in tech, average salary for tech workers, ratio of average tech salary to average salary across all fields, percentage of currently listed bachelor’s jobs that are in tech and cost of living.”
Of the 50 metro areas that were examined, Florida was a consistent leader in the best places to work in technology. The Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford area was ranked #1 on the list, with tech workers earning an average salary that is 1.82 times the average salary across industries (approximately $93,310!) The Orlando metro area also ranks eighth-highest for the percentage of bachelor’s jobs listed that are in technology (23.60%.) The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metro area was ranked #18 on the list of best places to work in tech, with an average salary of $84,300.