Since 2012 the US tech industry has sponsored 176,075 H1B work visas. Most of them paid $60,660 to $111,668 per year (1 standard deviation). The best city for an H1B is Kirkland, WA with an average individual salary $39,465 above local household median. Median household salary is a good proxy for cost of living in an area.
Average salaries in 2016:— Swizec (@Swizec) October 12, 2016
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The best city to be a techie is Seattle, WA with an average individual salary $36,121 above household median.— Swizec (@Swizec) October 12, 2016