Austin Ranks No. 2 for Tech Startup Jobs

According to, San Francisco topped the with its median tech startup salary of $84,400 and the most startup job opportunities of the 50 cities that were studied.

Austin, Texas, ranked second, beating Seattle despite a lower median salary: $66,600 compared to Seattle’s $74,900. Austin’s large number of available startup jobs gave it the edge.

Seattle ranked third in the study, and had the third-highest median annual salary. Washington, D.C., had the second-highest median salary, with $75,400, but ranked ninth because it had a relatively low number of available jobs. created the rankings using its database of salary and career information for the country’s largest metro areas.

Following are this year’s top 10 cities and their median startup pay. The U.S. median pay is $63,800.

1. San Francisco, $84,400
2. Austin, Texas, $66,600
3. Seattle, $74,900
4. Salt Lake City, Utah, $61,400
5. Denver, Colo., $65,300
6. Boston, Mass., $74,100
7. Raleigh, N.C., $63,900
8. Atlanta, Ga., $64,800
9. Washington D.C., $75,400
10. Los Angeles, $69,000

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