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New Report Offers Details on Technology Industry in Idaho

Apr 03, 2017

CompTIA Cyberstates 2017™ finds state is home to 2,900 tech businesses and 32,000-plus tech professionals

Boise, Idaho – Technology industry employment in Idaho recorded a modest gain in 2016, according to Cyberstates 2017™, the definitive annual analysis of the nation’s tech industry released today by CompTIA, the world’s leading technology association.

The tech industry workforce expanded by an estimated 566 jobs, a gain of 1.8 percent. Idaho is home to an estimated 32,802 tech industry workers.

Technology occupations across all other industries in Idaho – the second component of the tech workforce – reached an estimated 29,000 in 2016.

The tech sector accounts for an estimated 7.6 percent ($5 billion) of the overall state economy.

The annualized average wage for a tech industry worker in Idaho was an estimated $83,400 in 2016, 114 percent higher than the average state wage ($39,100).

Other Key Findings

  • An estimated 2,941 tech business establishments are located in Idaho.
  • Among the leading tech occupations in the state are computer user support specialists (2,540), application software developers (2,330) and electronics engineers (1,680).
  • The strongest year-over-year job growth occurred in the categories of computer systems design and IT services (+ 13 percent), semiconductor manufacturing (+ 4.7 percent) and engineering services (+ 4.4 percent).
  • Employers across the state posted an estimated 1,767 job openings for tech occupations in Q4 2016.

Cyberstates 2017 is based on CompTIA’s analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, EMSI, and other sources. Estimates for 2016 are subject to change as government data is revised and updated. The complete report with full national, state and metropolitan level data is available at

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