2023 Orange County IT Salary Figures

Irvine tech workers looking for the next step in their careers or hiring managers making tech hiring plans, Motion Recruitment’s 2023 Orange County Tech Salary Guide is a valuable tool to help better understand the tech industry. Providing expert insights and salary data for over 120 job titles, get your free copy today.




Orange County IT Salaries and Tech Market Insights for 2023


One of the strongest sectors in Orange County, 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 and where they want to work. Motion's 2023 Orange County Tech Salary Guide pours through the data to give technologists an d tech leaders 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 Orange County 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?


"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


"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


Businesses and workers are now looking for a hybrid work environment, and in 2023 companies in Orange County will hire less fully remote roles but look for talent that is in reasonable driving distance of the office for sporadic in-office sessions. This will give workers the flexibility of working from home the majority of the time while allowing for the opportunity for a cost-effective way for teams to come together when needed.

Brett Sturgill

Vice President, Operations