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$56,830$58,2602.5%
Select Engineering/Science Occupations
Chemical Technicians$52,350$55,0404.9%
Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other$53,280$68,29022.0%
Electrical Engineers$98,940$107,8908.3%
Industrial Engineers$90,630$95,2004.8%
Mechanical Engineers$91,090$97,0006.1%
Engineers, All Other$97,080$107,8009.9%
Select IT/Computer Occupations
Computer Hardware Engineers$126,140$92,75026.5%
Computer Network Architects$119,230$89,91024.6%
Computer User Support Specialists$57,000$52,6107.7%
Database Administrators and Architects$101,090$87,84013.1%
Network and Computer Systems Administrators$89,460$82,7107.5%
Software Developers$114,270$93,97017.8%
Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers$114,270$93,97017.8%
Web Developers$85,490$62,21026.4%
Select Production-Related Occupations
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators$42,810$46,2407.4%
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers$55,290$62,36011.3%
Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians$62,390$63,8802.3%
Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators$36,100$37,7804.4%
Production Workers, All Other$34,130$36,2305.8%
Select Administrative/Office Occupations
Accountants and Auditors$81,850$83,9802.5%
Business Operations Specialists$70,850$79,24010.6%
Financial and Investment Analysts$97,470$103,0205.4%
Financial Specialists, All Other$62,160$80,37022.7%
Project Management Specialists and Business Operations Specialists, All Other$94,470$98,4204.0%
Sales Engineers$107,930$118,6309.0%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$68,690$72,3905.1%
Technical Writers$73,910$81,4709.3%
Sources: Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2021: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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