20 Cities With IT Job Growth
Minnesota Recruiter Jobs

Minneapolis - St Paul Ranks #13 in the U.S. With 98,600 Tech Jobs

TechAmerica Foundation has come out with their Cybercities 2010: The Definitive Analysis of the High-Tech Industry in the Nation’s Top 60 Cities.

Minneapolis - St Paul with 98,600 tech jobs rank #13, here is the Top 10:

  • New York
  • Washington, DC
  • San Jose/Silicon Valley
  • Boston
  • Dallas – Fort Worth
  • Los Angeles
  • Chicago
  • Seattle
  • Philadelphia
  • Houston

It is important to note that these are 2009 numbers.

53 of the 60 cities lost jobs in 2009 with Minneapolis - St Paul down 3,800 jobs from 2008.

Some more statistics:

Average salary is $81,600, or 65 percent higher than the average private sector wage

Computer systems design and related services: 22,800 jobs

Electromedical equipment manufacturing: 13,200 jobs

Measuring and control instruments manufacturing: 11,000 jobs

Minneapolis - St Paul does rank well in a few categories:

1st in electromedical equipment manufacturing employment with 13,200 jobs

3rd in measuring and control instruments manufacturing employment with 11,000 jobs

4th in computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing employment with 5,300 jobs

And where we are in other rankings:

98,600 high-tech workers in 2009 (13th ranked)

3,800 jobs lost between 2008 and 2009 (45th ranked)

High-tech firms employed 68 of every 1,000 private sector workers in 2009 (24th ranked)

High-tech workers earned an average wage of $81,600 (28th ranked), or 65 percent more than Minneapolis-St. Paul’s average private sector wage

A high-tech payroll of $8.0 billion in 2009 (17th ranked)

4,900 high-tech establishments in 2009 (16th ranked)


The comments to this entry are closed.