Nevada technology industry employment up nearly 3 percent in 2016
Employment in Nevada’s technology industry grew by 2.7 percent in 2016, as employers added an estimated 804 new jobs, according to Cyberstates 2017, the definitive annual analysis of the nation’s tech industry released April 3 by CompTIA, the world’s leading technology industry association.
With an estimated 31,003 workers, Nevada ranks 38th among the 50 states in tech industry employment.
Technology occupations across all other industries in Nevada – the second component of the tech workforce – reached an estimated 35,100 in 2016.
The tech sector accounts for an estimated 3.6 percent ($5 billion) of the Nevada economy.
The annualized average wage for a tech industry worker in Nevada was an estimated $83,200 in 2016, 81 percent higher than the average state wage ($46,100). Nevada ranks 27th nationally in average tech industry wages.
Other Key Findings
- Nevada ranks 25th among all states in the Cyberstates 2017 Innovation Score, which is based on an analysis of new tech patents, tech startups and new tech business establishments on a per capita basis.
- The state is home to an estimated 5,003 tech business establishments.
- The tech industry employs an estimated 2.5 percent of the overall state workforce.
- Leading tech occupations include computer user support specialists (2,680) andapplication software developers (2,100).
- The strongest year-over-year job growth occurred in the categories of Internet services(+ 13 percent) and computer systems design and IT services (+ 6.9 percent).
- Employers posted an estimated 3,482 job openings for tech occupations in Q4 2016.
Cyberstates 2017 is based on CompTIA’s analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, EMSI, and other sources. Estimates for 2016 are subject to change as government data is revised and updated. The complete report with full national, state and metropolitan level data is available at http://www.cyberstates.org/.
The complete report with full national, state and metropolitan level data is available at http://www.cyberstates.org/.
“We still have a lot of people who are desperate, who are waiting, and our commitment to them remains strong,” Barbara Buckley told The Nevada Independent.