Tech professionals may be enjoying more spending cash this year.
Last year the national average tech salary jumped 5.3% to $85,619, according to research from Dice.com, a career site for technology and engineering professionals.
In Los Angeles techies did even better -- their year-over-year salary jumped 6.1% to an average of $92,498.
(Nice work fellow Angelenos! I'd love to celebrate with dinner on you.)
Tech professionals also have a very rosy outlook on career opportunities. The Dice.com survey found that 64% of tech workers are confident they could find a favorable new position in 2013.
Scot Melland, CEO of Dice Holdings Inc., said the unemployment rate among tech workers was only 3.8%.
"Nobody wants to lose talent," he said in a statement.
One not super bright spot in the report: Tech salaries in Silicon Valley bucked the national upward trend by declining 2.8% from 2011 to 2012. Still, tech workers in the valley were the highest paid group by region.
Here's a list of the top 10 metropolitan areas based on average salary level, as compiled by Dice.com:
Silicon Valley: $101,278
Baltimore/Washington, D.C.: $97,895
San Diego: $97,328
Los Angeles: $92,498
Austin, Texas: $89,680