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Highest Paying Tech Jobs

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Dec 7, 2016 7:30:00 AM
Brittany DiMarco

If you didn’t know already, tech jobs offer some of the best paying jobs paired with increasing growth opportunities. Indeed's SVP Paul D’Arcy has said “when it comes to technology it's a job seeker’s market, and employers are often willing to pay a premium to fill these positions”. Nowadays every company is a tech company who want the best designers, developers, and engineers, resulting in competitive benefits, flexibility, and higher pay! If compensation isn't the only factor for you, you’ll be happy to know tech jobs offer value in other work/life balance areas. Whether it's a better commute or better benefits, everyone has different criteria for what makes a great job offer. However, salary ranks at the top for most people and the tech field is where you’ll find above-average compensation.


Check out Forbes’ 10 highest paying tech jobs right now:

10. Net Developer – $83,936

A [dot] Net Developer designs, modifies, develops, writes and implements software programming applications and components; supports and/or installs software applications and components; works from written specifications to maintain documentation of process flow.

9. Database Admin – $87,025

Database Administrators (DBA) are responsible for the performance, integrity and security of databases. They are also involved in the planning and development of the database, as well as troubleshooting any issues on behalf of the users.

8. Software Developer – $87,185

Software Developers write the computer programs used for everything from the systems that allow computers to run properly to the latest software applications for mobile devices.

7. Front-end Developer – $92,133

A Front-end Developer specializes in building the front end (client-side) of a web application, which encompasses everything that a user, sees and interacts with. Front-end development is all about what’s visible to the user.

6. Mobile Developer – $96,133

A Mobile Developer develops application software for mobile devices.

5. Java Developer – $98,304

Java Developers create complex web-based applications such as animated drop-down menus or the sounds that play when something is clicked. It is the job of Java developers to use this scripting language to modify the design and functionality of websites as requested by their clients.

4. Software Engineer – $98,304

Software Engineers are responsible for the complete life cycle of a new or modified software product, from research and design to implementation, training and support.

3. DevOps Engineer – $106,045

A DevOps Engineer role is to work closely with clients and IT team members to understand the requirements that drive the analysis and design of quality technical solutions. DevOps Engineers are involved in the full life cycle of an application.

2. Data Scientist – $109,399

A Data Scientist is someone who makes value out of data. This person proactively fetches information from various sources and analyzes it for better understanding about how the business performs, and builds the tools that automate certain processes within the company.

1. Software Architect – $116,267

A Software Architect is responsible for creating or selecting the most appropriate architecture for a system (or systems), such that it suits the business needs, satisfies department requirements, and achieves the desired results under given constraints.

There you go! These are the top 10 tech jobs according to Forbes. As you can see tech jobs offer generous salaries alongside a great work-life balance and solid future opportunities! Perks from tech companies will keep you happy and your friends envious. They require creativity, attention to detail and the ability to pick up new skills quickly. If you are looking to transition into a tech career check out one of Touro Graduate School of Technology’s open houses and find out how our programs can help you succeed in your career. Whether you're an experienced designer, network engineer, database architect or a newbie to any of the mentioned fields, at Touro GST we can prepare you.

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