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Tech jobs, wages growing in North Carolina


By April Bamburg | Mar 5, 2020

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On Feb. 4, Rep. John Szoka (R-Fayetteville) shared a news article on his Facebook page that announced a massive year-on-year jump for average wages in North Carolina’s technology sector for 2018. 

“Employment in North Carolina's technology industry has the third-highest growth rate nationwide; wages continue to grow and the sector is expected to keep growing," Szoka wrote on Facebook. "The pro-growth policies of the Republican-led NC General Assembly continue to work!”

The average wage for workers in technology in 2018 was $130,000, according to a report by WUNC.

Lead economic analyst Ted Abernathy says that wages are increasing in North Carolina more quickly than in other states.

“The quality of the jobs that we're seeing overall in the state is better than some of our neighbors and I think a lot of that is driven by the higher concentration in technology jobs we're seeing over the last few years,” Abernathy told WUNC.

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