State ranks 15th in tech employment
Columbus, Ohio – Ohio’s technology industry employment grew by nearly 3 percent in 2016, as employers added an estimated 5,000 new jobs, 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 nearly 184,000 workers, Ohio ranks 15th among the 50 states in tech industry employment.
Technology occupations across all other industries in Ohio – the second component of the tech workforce – reached an estimated 270,200 in 2016.
The tech sector accounts for an estimated 4.5 percent ($27.7 billion) of the overall Ohio economy.
The annualized average wage for an Ohio tech industry worker was an estimated $83,400 in 2016, 70 percent higher than the average state wage ($39,100).
Other Key Findings
“The Cyberstates data affirms the strength and vitality of Ohio’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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