CompTIA Cyberstates 2017™ finds state is home to 970 tech businesses and 4,800-plus tech professionals
Cheyenne, Wyo. – The technology industry in Wyoming experienced a decline in employment of 3.6 percent 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.
Tech industry employment stood at an estimated 4,820 workers at the end of 2016, or an estimated 1.7 percent of the state’s total workforce.
Technology occupations across all other industries in Wyoming – the second component of the tech workforce – reached an estimated 7,100 in 2016.
The tech sector accounts for an estimated 1.6 percent ($900 million) of the overall state economy.
The annualized average wage for a Wyoming tech industry worker was an estimated at $63,900 in 2016, 40 percent higher than the average state wage ($45,600).
Other Key Findings
- Wyoming ranks 17th among all states in the Cyberstates 2017 Innovation Score, which is based on an analysis of new tech patents, tech startups and new tech business establishments on a per capita basis.
- The state is home to an estimated 970 tech business establishments.
- Leading tech occupations in the state include computer user support specialists, network and computer system administrators and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers.
- The strongest year-over-year job growth occurred in the categories of Internet services (+ 6.3 percent), computer systems design and IT services (+ 2.4 percent) and telecommunications services. (+ 2.4 percent).
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 http://www.cyberstates.org/.
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