A ranking from SmartAsset believes St. Louis, Missouri is the tenth “Best American City to Work in Tech in 2015.” The financial blog states overall employment in technology grew by 3.7% and average annual technology incomes increased by 2.4% in the last two years. Today, there are 3.8 million tech jobs in the United States, paying an average of $83,970 annually.
SmartAsset states it considered three metrics for each city: the cost of living, the ratio of the city’s median tech wage to the overall median wage and the percent of the workforce employed in tech.
So for St. Louis’s No. 10 ranking they state:
“St. Louis has a number of organizations and resources that make it a great destination for tech workers and companies looking to escape the coasts. TREX is a tech incubator and co-working space located in downtown St. Louis. LaunchCode is a St. Louis-based nonprofit that helps train new tech workers and connect them to good apprenticeships and jobs. Cultivation Capital and Six-Thirty are venture capital firms that have invested in St. Louis’s growing crop of tech startups.
All of these institutions have helped grow the tech scene and workforce in St. Louis in recent years. Today, there are over 40,000 technology workers in the St. Louis metro area.”
In at No. 3 is Springfield, Illinois and in the top 25 at No. 17 is Peoria, Illinois.
To see the entire ranking, click here.