At $86,320, the median annual wage for computing and information technology jobs is more than double the pay for all U.S. occupations ($38,640), and IT is 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 eons below the 15% national average for all other occupations.
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These unemployment rates are from April 2020, in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic and its devastating impact on the global economy. As expected, the information technology sector was much less affected by the massive spike in unemployment, which makes sense as many computer jobs are better suited to a remote economy. We will continue to update this page as the labor department releases new unemployment data and the economy continues to reopen and adjust.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
|Source: 2019 IT Skills & Salary Report by Global Knowledge|