US tech employees lead the global pack thanks to a mix of certifications, job skills and tenure, according to a new report.
The average annual salary for IT professionals worldwide is $89,732—the highest yet found by Global Knowledge’s yearly report. The report is the largest worldwide study of professionals in the tech community and has been conducted every year for more than a decade.
IT professionals earned an average of $5,000 more in 2019 than in 2018, with the main reason being improved job performance, the report found.
This increase in both salaries and performance quality indicates that more people are taking steps to progress their professional development, resulting in better performance and more compensation, according to the report.