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L.A. tech professionals' pay averaged $95,815 in 2013, survey finds

L.A. tech professionals' pay averaged $95,815 in 2013, survey finds
Tech professionals at Silicon Beach Fest in Los Angeles last year. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles tech professionals fared well last year, on average earning a 4% pay raise that boosted salaries to $95,815.

That outpaced the U.S. average, according to a survey by Dice, a career website for technology and engineering professionals. Nationally, salaries for technology professionals rose 3% year over year to $87,811.

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The survey also found that 36% of L.A.-based tech pros got an average annual bonus of $8,165. That was lower than the U.S. figure: Nationally, 34% of tech professionals received a bonus totaling $9,323 on average.

Tech professionals in Los Angeles are the third-highest paid in the country behind Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C.

The top industries where technology professionals work in Los Angeles are software, banking/financial/insurance and consulting.

The Dice survey also found that 54% of L.A. tech professionals are satisfied with their compensation, in line with tech pros nationally; and 68% are confident they could find a favorable new position in 2014, compared with 65% nationally.

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