Tech outpacing Oregon's other sectors

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Oregon's technology sector is leading the state's recovery by adding jobs faster and paying more than twice the state's average.

Though tech accounts only for 1 in 20 Oregon jobs, it has provided 10 percent of all the state's job gains since the recession. That pace reflects a strengthening ecosystem across the Silicon Forest, where young companies have tapped into tech's hottest trends from mobile devices to social networking.

And while most Oregon wages have been stagnant for decades, tech salaries have soared, and now average about $94,000 a year. By comparison, the typical Oregonian takes home $44,300 a year.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

 

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