At $86,320, the median annual wage for computing and IT jobs is more than double the pay for all U.S. occupations ($38,640). Information technology is also one of the rare sectors where salaries rise each and 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 far below the 10-15% national average for all other occupations.
These unemployment rates were last updated in June 2020, in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic and its devastating impact on the global economy. As expected, the information technology sector was less affected by the massive spike in unemployment as many computer jobs are better suited to the remote economy. We will continue to update this page as the Labor Department and other sources release new figures and the economy continues to reopen and adjust.
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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
|Source: 2019 IT Skills & Salary Report by Global Knowledge|