CompTIA Cyberstates 2017™ finds state ranks 16th in tech employment, 12th in innovation
Annapolis, Md. – Maryland’s technology industry added an estimated 1,335 new jobs 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.
With an estimated 182,539 workers, Maryland ranks 16th among the 50 states in tech industry employment.
Technology occupations across all other industries in Maryland – the second component of the tech workforce – reached an estimated 183,300 in 2016.
The tech sector accounts for an estimated 8.8 percent ($32 billion) of the overall Maryland economy.
The annualized average wage for a Maryland tech industry worker was an estimated $107,200 in 2016, 87 percent higher than the average state wage ($57,400).
Other Key Findings
“The Cyberstates data affirms the strength and vitality of Maryland’s tech industry, and attests to its essential standing in the economy,” said Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO, CompTIA. “Technology enables innovation and generates growth for companies, regardless of their size, locale or markets served.”
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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