Tech Workers Would Trade Telecommuting OK for Pay Cut

June 11, 2008 ( - If they could work out of their homes, 37% of U.S. technology workers would take a pay cut of up to 10%, a new survey found.

The survey found a slightly smaller group answered “No way,” saying the salary shouldn’t change unless the work changes, Reuters reported.

Dice Holdings Inc , a Web site company specializing in technology and finance which commissioned the poll of 1,500 tech employees said about 7% of such tech workers already telecommute, but it is largely limited to consulting firm workers. The average U.S. technology professional makes $74,570 per year, according to Dice.

The company said offering the chance to work from home can help companies win over hard-to-find specialists when the market for those employees is highly competitive.