2023 Boston IT Salary Trends

With salary info for over 120+ tech job titles along with expert insights, Boston tech workers and leaders who download Motion Recruitment’s 2023 Tech Salary Guide will have in-depth knowledge of the evolving tech market.




Boston IT Salaries and Tech Market Insights for 2023


One of the strongest sectors in Boston, the tech industry continues to make tremendous strides and growth in 2022 despite the uncertainty of the national economy. Unemployment rates are below pre-pandemic levels and the increased acceptance of remote work, IT workers continue to have many choices on what and where they want to work - but the hyper-growth of salaries has slowed. Motion's 2023 Boston Tech Salary Guide  the deep insights tech leaders and professionals  through the data to give tech leaders and technologists in-depth insights into the most pressing topics inside the tech industry, including:

  • How the Recent Inflation and Recession Fears Have Impacted Tech Hiring
  • How to Secure Career Growth in Uncertain Times
  • Emerging Tech Industries that are Increasing Hiring
  • Advice from Experts on How to Succeed in 2023

In addition to market insider information that 30 years of experience deep inside the tech recruiting world brings, our 2023 Boston Tech Salary Guide includes in-depth compensation averages for hundreds of IT job titles. As always, our goal is to provide you with the data and insights you need to make the right decisions in the tech job market and have the proper expectations when hiring top IT talent.




Tech Market Experts

What tech hiring or IT job seeking trends
do you expect to see in 2023?


"For junior-level workers in the tech community, 2023 will be the year of contracting. With some companies looking to reduce costs, contracting will become a way for those getting their start in IT to get their foot in the door and establish experience. Those that thrive in that environment will then have their options open to be full-time or to continue on as a contractor in new positions."

Kelsey Prisby

Vice President


Boston companies that embrace the hybrid office model in 2023 will be the ones that continue to grow. Candidates are looking for the freedom of working from home while still having the opportunity for monthly or quarterly office visits for project planning and whiteboarding. By hiring regionally instead of nationally, businesses can give workers that opportunity while avoiding logistical issues.

Shane Tomlinson

Executive Director


"In 2023, job seekers will be forced to improve their business IQ to find the right role to grow their career. While it's still a great time to be in tech, venture capitalists are starting to be more discerning with their money, so when deciding on a job, candidates will have to go beyond a big salary and look at a business's fundamentals to see if there are any red flags."

Phill Perkins

Vice President