$279,000 per year: Are Seattle tech workers really that rich?
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SEATTLE — Everybody knows that tech workers in Seattle do very, very well. But are all those 20-somethings you see standing in the lunch line at the Shake Shack in South Lake Union really pulling in $279,000 a year?A widely disseminated Bloomberg News article published last week pegged the average Seattle tech wage at $279,000 a year, which, the article pointed out, is 56% more than New York City finance workers make.Needless to say, this raised a lot of eyebrows here in Seattle.The reporting was based on new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showing that in King County, the 2019 ...

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