Careers in technology are booming bigger than ever before. While women are still in the minority of those holding top tech spots, we’ve got a huge push in cities outside of Silicon Valley and beyond. Last year, SmartAsset’s analysis of Census Bureau data found that women hold less than 26% of tech jobs in the U.S. and on average earn just 85% of what men in those positions earn.
Last year, SmartAsset’s analysis of Census Bureau datafound that women hold less than 26% of tech jobs in the U.S. and on average earn just 85% of what men in those positions earn. We further found that in many top tech cities, the numbers are worse. In San Francisco, for example, just 21% of tech workers were women.
At many of the major employers in these cities, the gap is even larger. Here are the most recent diversity statistics from several notable tech industry leaders:
- Twitter: women hold 13% of technical positions.
- Amazon: women hold 11% of technical positions.
- Google: women hold 18% of technical positions.
- Microsoft: women hold 16.9% of technical positions
- Apple: women hold 22% of technical positions.
- Facebook: women hold 16% of technical positions.
So what are the top 5 cities for women in technology? Washington DC, Kansas City, MS, Detroit, MI, Baltimore, MD, and Indianapolis, IN.
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