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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$63,200$65,4703.5%
Select Engineering/Science Occupations
Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers$103,010$106,700357%
Chemical Engineers$82,750$122,91032.7%
Electrical Engineers$103,530$117,68027.0%
Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other$59,880$75,29020.5%
Engineers, All Other$107,820$118,3507.0%
Industrial Engineers$98,090$103,1504.9%
Mechanical Engineers$92,610$105,220 12.0%
Select IT/Computer Occupations
Computer and Information Systems Managers$167,000$180,7207.6%
Computer Hardware Engineers$115,990$147,77021.5%
Computer Network Architects$114,660$133,93014.4%
Database Administrators$97,020$104,8107.4%
Network and Computer Systems Administrators$93,550$100,5807.0%
Software Developers$115,160$138,11016.6%
Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers$100,190$108,4607.6%
Web and Digital Interface Designers$88,360$108,82018.8%
Select Production-Related Occupations
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders$43,590$48,48010.1%
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators$49,150$51,0303.7%
Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians$65,960$72,4308.9%
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$41,260$44,4507.2%
Production Workers, All Other$37,700$41,4008.9%
Select Administrative/Office Occupations
Budget Analysts $81,010$87,6807.6%
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$76,490$89,13014.2%
Financial and Investment Analysts$104,820$112,9507.2%
Financial Specialists, All Other$75,250$89,65016.1%
Project Management Specialists$100,010$104,9204.7%
Sales and Related Workers, All Other$41,680$54,15023.0%
Sales Engineers$110,660$130,55015.2%
Sources: Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics, May 2023: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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