The American Economics Association (AEA) uses 45 Standard Industrial Classification codes to define the high-technology industry. They fall in to three broad categorieshigh-tech manufacturing, communication services, and software and computer-related services.
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The average salary of a high- technology job in the district is $45,365, about 60 percent higher than the average salary of all private jobs.
|State|| Number of
Total Nonfarm Jobs
1990 - 1997
High-Tech Industry Segment
|Minnesota||123,866||5.0||18.0||13th||Computers and Office Equipment Manufacturing|
|North Dakota||5,298||1.7||9.1||48th||Communications Services|
|South Dakota||14,538||4.1||172.0||38th||Computers and Office Equipment Manufacturing|
Source: American Electronics Association