Tech Companies and Tech Growth in Los Angeles

By Jenn Rogala

Last Updated: February 11th 2023

The Los Angeles tech industry is among its fastest growing business sector earning its nickname Silicon Beach, yet maintains a lower cost of living than Silicon Valley.

The increase in hiring of software engineers has improved the city's economy and now 10% of the LA economy is tech-based.

The average base salary range for a software engineer in LA is $130,791- $151,128

Los Angeles continues to be one of the top cities with the highest volume of tech job postings per month, outpacing its neighbor San Francisco.

According to dot.LA, last year, Los Angeles was the only major metro area whose wage growth increased while also outpacing inflation.

Top Companies Hiring Software Engineers in Los Angeles

Tech Companies with Offices in LA

  1. Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Apple have corporate offices in LA and a tech hub is forming as they continue to purchase office space in the area
  2. Other large companies hiring in LA are Boeing, Raytheon, and Deloitte.
  3. Snap Inc., located 15 minutes away in Santa Monica had 23 open developer positions and 19 data and analytics positions
  4. At the time of this writing (February 2023), the following LA-based companies had open positions:
    1. Relativity Space: 1000 employees - 37 developer and engineer jobs open
    2. Celonis Software: 2500 employees - 6 developer and engineer jobs open
    3. Cash App: 2000 employees – 13 developer and engineer jobs open
    4. GoodRX: 1000 employees – 14 developer and engineer jobs open
    5. Service Titan: 1350 employees – 12 developer and engineer jobs open
    6. Motional: 1,275 employees - 26 developer and engineer jobs open
    7. EPAM Systems: 49,604 employees - 27 developer and engineer jobs open
    8. Blackline 1480 employees 13 developer and engineer jobs open
    9. John Deere 69,000 employes 23 developer and engineer jobs open
    10. ADP: 58,000 employees 10 developers and engineer jobs open
    11. Please check BuiltInLA for the most updated job listings.

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Los Angeles’ Tech Growth Initiatives

1. PledgeLA - PledgeLA is a coalition of tech companies and venture capital firms working to measurably increase diversity, equity, and community engagement. It also connects civic, private sector, and non-profit partners to increase access to jobs and capital for underrepresented communities.

2. Vision Lab - Vision Lab's mission is to bridge the digital divide. The digital divide has exacerbated the disparities in impacted communities' access to opportunities in the tech workforce, as well as to the resources for new businesses to thrive in a digital ecosystem.

3. Providing Internship Opportunities for Tech Students Called the 1,000 Intern Project, the new program plans to provide 1,000 paid internships for minority students and young adults, ages 16 to 24, who live in underserved areas of Los Angeles and place them to work at tech companies across Los Angeles County. "LA-Tech.org connects LA's tech community to talented underrepresented individuals in Los Angeles. We aim to bring the tech community together around common civic goals and to bring economic opportunities to LA's underserved communities."

4. Funding for Tech Startups: Los Angeles provides tech startups with financial support. More than 4000 startups have received funding from Los Angeles which has attracted innovators and investors and the creation of additional jobs.

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Things That Make Los Angeles Special for Tech Professionals

Why choose to live and work in LA?

1. LA ranked 9th for best cities for tech jobs.

2. Higher Salaries for Tech Professionals - Tech experts in Los Angeles earn more than their counterparts in other US cities. The entry-level salary for an IT professional in the city is $66,349, which is higher than the national average of $44,865 for the same position.

3. Diverse Work Culture and Inclusive workplaces - According to the latest Census data, 48.4% of the population is Hispanic/Latino/Latina, 28.1% is Caucasian, and 11.6% is Asians are at 11.6%.

4. Mild winters, and warm summers.

Key Takeaways

Los Angeles is the thriving tech hub for software engineers and tech companies big and small.

Tech startups and established companies have invested in the city's efforts to support technology.

The city has allocated funds to invest in projects that help local communities so that everyone can have access to tech careers.

See our other blogs in the Los Angeles series on the most popular Los Angeles tech jobs, and the tech education available there.

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Jenn Rogala

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Jennifer Rogala has worked in the area of healthcare technology for 30 years. Most of her publications were on the topic of how medical technology can improve patient safety. It wasn't until she became a mother that she started writing stories for children. From their infancy her twin daughters loved books. Seeing the joy books gave to her children inspired Jennifer to attempt to create this joy herself and share it with others. Jennifer lives outside of Boston with her twin daughters, and calico cat.