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.
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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