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Survey Reveals 10 Happiest Cities For CIOs
Miami Technology Executives in Sunniest State of Mind

MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's technology executives would likely not describe their role as cushy, especially with pressure to keep up with rapid industry changes and security concerns. But that doesn't mean they don't love their jobs. In a recent Robert Half Technology survey of CIOs across the United States, overall job satisfaction rated 8.5 on a 10-point scale. The following 10 cities outshine the average:


  1. Miami
  2. Boston
  3. Des Moines, Iowa
  4. Indianapolis
  5. Cincinnati
  6. Minneapolis
  7. Raleigh, NC
  8. Salt Lake City
  9. Dallas
  10. San Francisco

View an infographic of the research highlights.

"Over the past several years, CIOs have taken on a significant amount of responsibility to help organizations meet business goals through technology initiatives," said John Reed, senior executive director of Robert Half Technology. "While the pressure to deliver has risen, having the opportunity to influence strategy and be a key contributor to success certainly adds to job satisfaction."

Additional research from Robert Half Technology's parent company, Robert Half, and Happiness Works found that, overall, technology professionals rated highly among all occupations studied when it comes to happiness at work.

The top three drivers for job satisfaction among technology professionals are:

  1. Pride in their organization
  2. Feeling appreciated
  3. Interest in their work

Reed continued, "Technology professionals at all levels work extremely hard, and they are often motivated and get the most fulfillment when they are passionate about their organization's mission and recognized for their contributions."

Survey Methodology
The survey was developed and conducted by Robert Half Technology and includes responses from more than 2,500 U.S. CIOs in 25 metropolitan areas.

About the Research from Robert Half and Happiness Works
The survey of more than 12,000 workers in the United States and Canada was conducted by an independent research firm. Respondents included a broad representation of the U.S. and Canadian working population with an emphasis on those employed in professional settings to provide the ability to make robust comparisons among fields. Additional information, including an infographic and videos, can be found here.

About Robert Half Technology
Robert Half Technology is a leading provider of technology professionals, specializing in a full spectrum of technology services – from project, contract-to-hire and full-time IT staffing services to managed services and solution consulting. With more than 115 locations in North America, South America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, the company provides highly skilled talent for IT initiatives ranging from web development and multiplatform systems integration to network security and technical support. For more information, please visit For career and management advice, read our award-winning blog at


SOURCE Robert Half Technology

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