Highest Paying IT Jobs in the Greater Boston Area

Highest Paying IT Jobs in the Greater Boston Area

Boston is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to its technology influence, especially when it comes to the city's home grown tech companies, highly skilled technology talent and investments in technology growth and opportunity.

Over the last decade, Boston has seen a 200% increase in tech employment. Small startups all the way to tech giants, and every size company in between have their sights set on Boston. Amazon just announced 3,000 open tech roles in Bean Town. Meanwhile, startups are continuing to flourish in this tech ecosystem and attract top tech talent to scale and grow.

While a few questions remain unanswered around challenges presented in 2020, one thing is for certain: the tech hiring landscape in Boston is as competitive as ever, presenting great opportunities for growth in tech innovation, careers and salaries.


In this flourishing tech hub, there are numerous opportunities both for tech employers to find top talent, and for tech professionals to find competitive and niche opportunities. Our IT Salaries for 2021 provide a deeper look into Boston's unique market and highlight the tech market trends, insights and salary data you need to know.

Want a quick summary of Boston's salary trends? Continue reading for an overview of the highest paying tech jobs in the most demanding tech sectors.

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Software Developer Salaries

According to Evans Data Corporation, the worldwide Software Developer population is expected to grow from 23.9 million in 2019, to 28.7 million in 2024. 

Full Stack Software Developer Salaries

Salary Range: $143,641 - $175,003

Software Architect Salaries

Salary Range: $157,649 - $189,179

.Net Architect Salaries

Salary Range: $163,086 - $204,763

C++ Developer Salaries

Salary Range: $129,458 - $183,899


Infrastructure Salaries

According to Global Channel Chief at Google, Carolee Gearhart“Gartner is estimating that by 2021, 75 percent of midsize and large organizations will have adopted multi-cloud or a hybrid strategy." Enterprise companies are embracing a multi-cloud or hybrid-cloud offering where they can get the best out of each solution. Related roles include:

Cloud Security Architect Salaries

Salary Range: $159,822 - $188,312

DevOps Architect Salaries

Salary Range: $160,911 - $195,703

DevOps Engineer Salaries

Salary Range: $136,349 - $170,275

Infrastructure and Security Architect Salaries

Salary Range: $170,696 - $181,596

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Data Salaries

Data Scientist – The hot job of the 21st century. With the amount of data in the world predicted to reach a whopping 175 zettabytes by 2025, it's no surprise that the demand for data professionals has increased. Data Scientists and related roles have become some of the most sought after jobs.

Data Engineer Salaries

Salary Range: $140,535 - $180,969

NLP Engineer Salaries

Salary Range: $184,830 - $217,448

Data Scientist

Salary Range: $132,643 - $172,388

Big Data Engineer

Salary Range: $152,213 - $222,884

Motion Recruitment has witnessed firsthand the resilience and innovation of the Boston tech market. Our Tech Salary Guide is here to provide the insights you need to continue growing your career in 2021. Download your free copy today.

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