Washington Ranked #12 in Business Week’s Best and Worst States for Tech Jobs

April 5th, 2009 by lewis

Business Week released it’s rankings on the best and worst states for tech jobs. ¬†Washington is ranked #12 out of 50. ¬†Here are Washington state statistics shared in the article:

  • Tech jobs gained/lost in 2007: 11,300
  • Percent growth: +7%
  • Growing industries: Software publishing, computer systems design, engineering services
  • Average tech wage (rank out of 52): $95,875 (3)
  • Percent private-sector workers in tech firms: 7.2%
  • Overall ranking: 12
  • Key Tech Employers: Microsoft (MSFT), Amazon (AMZN), RealNetworks (RNWK)

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