The 10 U.S. cities with the highest-paying IT jobs

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1. San Jose, Calif.

Average annual salary: $119,412 among 85 jobs

Median annual salary: $120,000

High-range salaries:

  • Director of display algorithms, $170,000
  • NAND flash firmware, $165,000
  • SSD architect, $165,000
  • Director of engineering, $162,500
  • Clustered file-system architect, $152,500

Midrange salaries:

  • Applications engineer, $120,000
  • ETL (extract, transfer, and load) developer, $120,000
  • GUI software engineer, $120,000
  • Senior Java developer, $120,000
  • Data scientist, $120,000

Low-end salaries:

  • Cisco network engineer NCA, $80,000
  • Embedded Linux developer, $75,000
  • Ruby on Rails engineer, $70,000
  • Junior software developer, $60,000
  • Systems engineer, $57,500
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