At $88,240, the median annual wage for computing and IT jobs is more than double the pay for all U.S. occupations ($39,810). Information technology is also one of the rare sectors where salaries rise every year. Additionally, the tech unemployment rate is typically half that of all other fields. In light of recent events concerning COVID-19, the current 2.8% unemployment rate for IT pros is far below the 6.1% national average for all occupations.
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These unemployment rates were last updated in May 2021, during the Coronavirus pandemic and its devastating economic impact. As expected, the tech sector is less affected by the massive spike in unemployment as many IT careers are better suited to the increasingly remote workforce. We will continue to update this page as the U.S. Labor Department and other sources release new figures and the economy continues to reopen and adjust.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Source: 2020 IT Skills & Salary Report by Global Knowledge