Data show tech pros aren’t worried about their jobs

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A new salary survey has good news for Chicago’s tech pros: They’re holding their own with national trends in compensation and bonuses.

Here are pertinent details from the 2013 survey released Wednesday by, a tech career site.

—Salaries for technology professionals nationally rose 3 percent in 2013 from 2012, to $87,811.

—In Chicago, they rose 2 percent in the same time period, to an average $86,574.

—Nationally, 34 percent of tech pros received a bonus; the average stood at $9,323.

—In Chicago, 39 percent of tech pros received a bonus totaling $9,924.

—Nationally, 45 percent got their salary increases in a merit raise.

—In Chicago, 52 percent saw a salary raise based on merit.

—Nationally, 65 percent of employers offered a motivator to entice tech professionals last year.

—Also 65 percent in Chicago, with a tie between increased compensation and more challenging or interesting assignments as the primary motivator.

And if they’re dissatisfied, 65 percent of tech pros both nationally and in Chicago say they are confident they can find a favorable new position by changing employers this year.

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