So you're pursuing a job in tech—nice! Better start looking for a place in Silicon Valley: I hear companies there pay the best. Or, wait, maybe that's the Silicon Slopes in Utah . . . or is it the Silicon Hills in Texas? What about Portland's Silicon Forest or Illinois' Silicon Prairie?
Actually, based on Business.org's 2020 data, the best US city for tech workers who want competitive salaries is (drum roll, please) Idaho Falls, Idaho, where tech workers make a little over $90,000 a year—which is 270% more than their non-tech counterparts in the area. That $90K is higher than the median tech pay in Visalia, Salinas, Bakersfield, and other California staples, and given Idaho's substantially lower cost of living, tech workers are pocketing way more of that $90K than they would in the Golden State.
But the Silicon Spuds (we get the sense they're still workshopping that one) are far from the only place for tech workers in 2020. Keep reading: below, Business.org ranks the best metro areas for tech salaries in 2020.