Companies in the Dallas area are pushing for more tech workers, and the salaries reflect that, according to new research.

North Texas placed No. 16 among the top 100 metros in the U.S. for the biggest increase in the average technology salary, according to new research from business-marketing firm business.org. The data is based on 2018 data compared to 2017.

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The amount jumped 4.6 percent to $98,237, putting it near the club of eight cities that award more than $100,000 to tech workers in the U.S.

The increase places it ahead of major areas including San Jose, Calif., New York and San Francisco. The Washington, D.C., area actually saw a decrease of 1.6 percent.

Chicago was last with a decline of 11 percent.

Dallas’ smaller in-state sibling, El Paso, was the biggest gainer with 11 percent, though it still is way behind in raw dollars with $73,066. Seattle edged out Dallas at No. 12 and a gain of more than 5 percent.

Overall, nearly four out of five cities in the U.S. saw an increase in technology salaries.

The Dallas region is home to many companies looking for tech-savvy workers that can give them better digital tools and services as technology advances. The area is getting only more competitive as existing companies expand and more relocate or bolster local operations

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