Washington State's $600 Billion IT Industry: Study Shows Tech Jobs Drive Economic Growth

Washington state is a hotbed of innovative technology companies, from Microsoft to Amazon to Expedia to Zillow.
But those tech companies are also driving a massive amount of economic and job growth for the state.
That's according to a new study by the Washington Technology Industry Association, which claims that for each new tech worker who is hired, seven more jobs are created.
Washington state has 90,000 science, technology and engineering workers, which are some of the highest paid jobs in the state. Tech employees have a median salary between $100,000 and $140,000 per year, according to the study.