According to the AeA Cyberstates 2006 report, the technology work force in
“Employees in the tech industry earn on average $70,800 per year, which is 75 percent more than that of the average statewide private sector worker,” he added.
Loganecker said the payroll from the tech jobs contributed nearly $13 billion to the state’s economy in 2004, a payroll that was 10th highest in the country.
AeA reported that
Other findings from the report revealed that high-tech firms employed 49 of every 1,000 private sector workers in the state in 2004, which ranked 21st nationwide; and the 9,300 high-tech businesses located in
High-tech exports from
R&D expenditures statewide were the second highest in the nation at $16.9 billion in 2003, while venture capital investments of $85 million in 2005 were down 35 percent from the previous year.
While the 178,000 high-tech jobs in
“Tech industry employment only grew by 1 percent last year compared to 2 percent for the
AeA is a national trade association that represents all segments of the technology industry and is headquartered in
Cyberstates 2006 is the ninth annual technology employment report issued by AeA.
Employment in the high-tech industry crept up by slightly more than a point in the
Here is what the association found in its latest survey.
|Sector||2004||2005||Percent Change||Numeric Change|
|Engineering Tech Services||1,428,400||1,485,400||+4.0%||+57,000|
|Total High Tech||5,540,000||5,601,100||+1.1%||+61,000|
Source: AeA Cyberstates 2006: A Complete State-by-State Overview of the High-Technology Industry