Top tech jobs that pay at least $130,000

There’s little doubt that technology-related jobs, whether building software or managing a network, are in demand and pay well.

But it’s also a fact that wages differ from state to state. And it is no different in the US. Salaries are higher in places like San Francisco, New York, and Boston than they are in other parts of the US, which skews the data a bit.Tech recruiting specialist Mondo recently published a report on the highest-paid tech jobs with salary ranges, reflecting regional differences in pay, with areas like NYC/San Francisco on the high end and areas like Florida/Dallas on the low end.
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Here’s are 13 tech jobs according to Mondo’s listing which will help you earn at least $130,000.

Chief security officer: Up to $214,000
This person is responsible for protecting an organization from hackers and other security-related breaches.The job includes buying and installing computer security products, ensuring corporate apps don’t have holes, doing forensics if a problem occurs, and so on. The professionals are generally paid well, for, millions of dollars can be at stake.

Chief data officer: Up to $200,000
Collecting, storing and analyzing loads of data is rage these days in companies both big and small. This person would lead a team of data scientists that could span across IT, marketing, and business functions.

VP, information technology: Up to $178,000
This person usually heads the internal tech team and may report to a chief information officer, or maybe the top IT exec at the company.

VP, engineering: Up to $177,000
This person would run the teams of software or hardware engineers who develop products.This is a title often used at tech companies, however, many enterprises too develop custom IT projects and this person could also be leading those efforts.

Director, PMO: Up to $177,000
A director of project management/program management is the person in charge of a particular tech project or an ongoing program.This may involve managing an interdisciplinary team of engineers, marketeers and business people.

Scala developer: Up to $177,000
A computer programmer with Scala language skills is a hot commodity these days. Scala is a web development language that is an alternative to the popular (but old) language Java.

Application architect: Up to $175,000
An application architect is someone who helps engineers large, complex software programmes with lots of moving parts.

iOS developer: Up to $174,000
An iOS developer writes mobile apps for Apple devices, the iPhone and iPad.Every company in the world these days is looking to reach iPhone and iPad users.

VP, infrastructure: Up to $173,000
A vice president of infrastructure runs the team of people that handle a company’s computer hardware: servers, network, storage, and other data center tech.

Android developer: Up to $173,000
An Android developer writes mobile apps for Android devices. Nearly all companies, from your health club to Fortune 500 companies, are writing their own mobile apps.

UI/UX designer: Up to $172,000
A user interface or user experience designer is the person who designs how a person uses a product. He helps answer questions like: Is the product easy to figure out? Will users be able to find all the features? This designer is also often responsible for the aesthetic look of the product.

BI developer: Up to $171,000
A business intelligence developer is a programmer who specializes in writing database apps that help businesses analyze data. This field has exploded with the Big Data craze. There are now lot of methods to cheaply collect and store vast amount of data. However, these have little use unless there are business intelligence apps that can analyse all that data.

IS security manager: Up to $169,000
An information systems security manager is responsible for making sure that networks, servers and apps remain safe from hackers. This may be the top security position in a small company or, in a large one, this person may report to a chief security officer.

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