2023 Charlotte IT Salary Data

Charlotte tech job seekers and hiring managers, your 2023 Tech Salary Guide by Motion Recruitment is now available to download. Salary data for over 120 specific job titles across tech along with trends from our team of experts not found anywhere else. Get your free copy today.




Charlotte IT Salaries and Tech Market Insights for 2023


As one of the strongest sectors in Charlotte, the tech industry continues to make tremendous strides and growth in 2022 despite the uncertainty of the national economy. With unemployment rates below pre-pandemic levels and the increased acceptance of remote work, IT workers have more choices than ever on what, where and how they want to work. Motion's 2023 Charlotte Tech Salary Guide pours through the data to give tech leaders and workers 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 Charlotte 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 job seeking trends
do you expect to see in 2023?


With businesses and even workers looking for a hybrid work environment, in 2023 companies will hire less fully remote roles but expand their candidate searches to a hundred-mile radius or "bubble" around Charlotte. This will allow workers to come into the office occasionally without the need for employees to fly in. This type of hiring will allow for workshopping and team building in a more cost-effective way.

Adam Canton

Executive Director


"In 2023 the tech industry will see increased spending and hiring in both Cloud Computing and Machine Learning. The increase in computing power due to the advances in quantum computing and AI has been a boon to tech companies, and continuing to advance in this sector will be key to success for many businesses."

John Rosenbaum

Chief Information Officer


"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