With all these troubles, it certainly seems like the U.S. tech professional industry must be in dire times to match the general sentiment on the current U.S. economy -- a downward trend towards uncertainty.
However, the reality of the tech professional market couldn't be far from that. Despite the gloom and doom news, tech professionals made record salaries in 2007. Tech salaries hit an all-time high, with an hourly average wage of $32.39 in October 2007. This dipped and fluctuated a bit in November and December, but remained very high.
The estimate was compiled by IT staffing firm Yoh, who has done estimates for many years. According to Yoh, the average tech salary in 2007 increased to $31.62, up from $30.17 in 2006.