Seattle IT Salaries 2023

If you're looking for the most up-to-date salary trends and tech employment insights, the 2023 Seattle IT Salary Guide has the critical information that you need as a candidate or hiring manager.





Seattle IT Salaries and Tech Market Insights for 2023


As one of the top sectors in Seattle, the tech industry continues to make tremendous strides and growth despite the uncertainty of the national economy - leading to high demand for tech talent. With unemployment rates below pre-pandemic levels and the increased acceptance of remote work, IT workers can choose what in and where they want to work, even with salary stabilization. Motion's 2023 Seattle Tech Salary Guide pours through the data to give 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 Seattle 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?

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Seattle companies will continue to embrace both the remote and hybrid office models in 2023. Most candidates are looking to either work from home completely or at most head to the office for monthly or quarterly office visits to whiteboard or project plan. Businesses need to adapt to the changing demands of the workforce in order to continue to grow.

Rachel Klenicki

Managing Director


"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 the tech industry will see an 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