Industry Expertise

Greater Rochester, NY region has expertise across a range of high-tech industries.

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An Abundance of Talent and a Highly-Skilled Workforce

Companies in Rochester, NY have capitalized on our area’s proximity to major markets, highly educated workforce, research centers of excellence, and industry expertise. Work with leaders in fields such as food and beverage manufacturing, optics, photonics and imaging, biotech and life sciences, energy innovation, software, and IT services.

We have an abundance of talent powering incredible innovations such as cancer-preventing vaccines, fuel-cell prototypes, and the technology supporting missions to Mars. It’s the innovation hub that’s inspired L3Harris, Security Risk Advisors, Datto, Panasonic, and other future-focused companies to expand here.

World-class talent at competitive rates below the national average.

PositionRochester Annual Mean WageNational Annual Mean WageRochester Advantage
All Occupations$59,900$61,9003.2%
Select Engineering/Science Occupations
Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers$95,460$108,06011.7%
Chemical Technicians$73,480$117,82037.6%
Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other$58,580$70,55017.0%
Electrical Engineers$101,980$114,05010.6%
Industrial Engineers$94,310$98,5604.3%
Mechanical Engineers$94,460$100,820 6.3%
Engineers, All Other$103,540$112,2807.0%
Select IT/Computer Occupations
Computer Hardware Engineers$107,770$140,38023.5%
Computer Network Architects$113,630$129,49012.2%
Database Administrators$94,950$102,5307.4%
Network and Computer Systems Administrators$91,150$97,1606.2%
Software Developers$111,300$132,93016.3%
Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers$91,870$105,75013.1%
Web Developers$72,120$87,58017.7%
Select Production-Related Occupations
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers$59,710$64,5807.5%
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers$71,150$76,0206.4%
Machine Feeders and Offbearers$34,780$39,10011.0%
Select Administrative/Office Occupations
Budget Analysts $81,010$87,6807.6%
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$76,800$82,6707.1%
Financial and Investment Analysts$104,530$108,7903.9%
Financial Specialists, All Other$71,200$83,58014.8%
Sales and Related Workers, All Other$38,920$56,44031.0%
Sales Engineers$110,720$125,46011.7%
Technical Writers$71,800$86,76017.2%
Sources: Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics, May 2022: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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