Temple was named among the Top 10 Cities to Work in Tech in 2019 in a recent study by SmartAsset, a financial technology company that provides personal finance advice and tools online. This year marks the 6th annual study from SmartAsset, but the 1st time Temple has appeared among the list of top cities for tech jobs.
Here is a look at the top 10 cities on the list, with average tech salaries:
- Columbus, OH — $92,440
- Dallas, TX — $93,820
- Raleigh, NC — $91,680
- Cedar Rapids, IA — $83,260
- Davenport, IA — $83,090
- Des Moines, IA — $83,820
- San Antonio, TX — $84,790
- Huntsville, AL (tie) — $97,340
- St. Louis, MO (tie) — $84,140
- Temple, TX — $78,770
What makes Temple the 10th best place for tech jobs in America?
Although Temple has the lowest average tech salary among the cities in the top 10, the cost of living index and wage ratio is what helped Temple climb in the rankings. Temple has the 12th best wage ratio in the study at 1.79 and the 12th lowest rate in the cost of living index at 85.10.
In short, the report says that “you may not be making as much money in Temple as in other cities, but you’ll be among the best compensated workers in town, and your money will go far.”
What are the rankings based on?
To rank the best cities for tech jobs in America, SmartAsset examined data for 172 cities and compared them across five different metrics:
- Percentage employed in tech
- Average tech salary
- Ratio of the average tech salary to the average salary across all fields
- Unemployment rate
- Cost of living
You can read more about their data and methodology here.
Beyond the Rankings
We love this city and believe it is a great place to live for more than just the tech workers seeking jobs in Temple, TX! If you are thinking about relocating to the area, don’t hesitate to reach out and explore our communities around town. We can’t wait to meet you!