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How Much Does a Senior Technologist Earn In The United States?

Average Yearly Salary
Updated December 31, 2020
$100,000
$65,000
$100,000
$153,000
The average senior technologist makes about $100,700 per year. That's $48.41 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $65,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $153,000. Many of senior technologists seem to be drawn to technology and manufacturing companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case senior technologists tend to work at technology, energy, and pharmaceutical companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that California, Massachusetts and Connecticut pay senior technologists the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Westport, CT
$108,151
Boston, MA
$107,357
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Where Senior Technologists Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where senior technologists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Senior Technologists Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to California, Massachusetts and Connecticut, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for senior technologists. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Wyoming, Louisiana, and South Carolina.
City
Average Salary

Santa Rosa, CA

Salary Range94k - 176k$129k$128,943

Westport, CT

Salary Range79k - 146k$108k$108,151

Boston, MA

Salary Range80k - 143k$107k$107,357

Baltimore, MD

Salary Range76k - 140k$104k$103,998

Middletown, NJ

Salary Range75k - 138k$103k$102,553

Raleigh, NC

Salary Range66k - 121k$90k$90,063

Saint Louis, MO

Salary Range64k - 121k$89k$88,685

New York, NY

Salary Range63k - 116k$86k$86,058

Washington, DC

Salary Range63k - 115k$86k$85,558

San Antonio, TX

Salary Range59k - 118k$84k$83,759
$48k
$176k

High Paying Senior Technologist Jobs

Which Companies Pay Senior Technologists The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Salesforce and Applied Materials as they offer the highest salaries for senior technologists.
Company
Average Salary
Salesforce
Salary Range130k - 149k$140k$139,922
Applied Materials
Salary Range129k - 149k$139k$139,193
Textron
Salary Range129k - 149k$139k$138,990
Novelis
Salary Range125k - 153k$139k$138,949
Western Digital
Salary Range129k - 148k$139k$138,658
Apple
Salary Range128k - 147k$138k$137,900
Northrop Grumman
Salary Range127k - 146k$137k$136,905
Lockheed Martin
Salary Range127k - 146k$137k$136,893
IBM
Salary Range127k - 147k$137k$136,850
General Electric
Salary Range127k - 147k$137k$136,713
$111k
$162k

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    How Much Do Senior Technologists Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a senior technologist can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for senior technologists tend to be found in technology, energy, and pharmaceutical companies. In fact, senior technologists can make a yearly salary of $120,279 while working for technology companies.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Technology

    Salary Range105k - 137k$120k$120,279

    Energy

    Salary Range102k - 136k$119k$118,702

    Pharmaceutical

    Salary Range100k - 119k$109k$109,343

    Health Care

    Salary Range88k - 129k$107k$107,226

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range87k - 123k$104k$103,738

    Hospitality

    Salary Range71k - 105k$87k$86,968
    $71k
    $137k

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    Los Angeles, CA
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    $58,478
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    $58,478
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    Las Vegas, NV
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    $40,394
    $40,394
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    Reno, NV
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    01/16/2020
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    $104,747
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    Elizabeth, NJ
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    01/16/2020
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    $58,478
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    Elizabeth, NJ
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    01/16/2020
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    $58,478
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    Littleton, CO
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    $58,478
    $58,478
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