A new survey finds that most American workers aren’t getting the salaries they’re worth.
As a result, most are either taking on unnecessary work or taking on low-paying, low-quality jobs.
The new study by the nonprofit National Center for Policy Analysis found that only 35 percent of tech workers were paid at least $20,000 annually.
About 20 percent were paid less than $20.
The study, conducted by the National Bureau of Economic Research, also found that a large number of tech jobs are still “not really in demand” with only about 10 percent of jobs being held by tech workers.
The report found that just 5 percent of workers were being paid more than $30,000.
Tech workers were also paying for college by about 40 percent, with the majority of workers in the field paying for the cost of tuition.
It was the first time since 2011 that the number of jobs paying $30 or more per year was lower than $50,000 per year.
“A lot of these folks are actually paying for school with student loans and that’s what’s really holding back our economy,” said Steve Cohen, director of the National Center’s Workforce Policy Program.
The findings also showed that tech workers are still being treated poorly by the government, as well as their employer, in many cases.
Only about half of tech employees were receiving a wage increase between 2012 and 2016, the most recent year for which data is available.
The numbers are particularly striking in San Francisco, where a tech worker earned an average of $41,955 in 2015, the year before the recession hit.
In New York, the average wage for tech workers is just $22,000 a year, but that is far less than the $50 million a year they earned.
The survey also found low wages for white-collar workers.
More than half of the tech workers surveyed were working in finance, accounting, information technology, legal and legal assistance, health care, and public relations.
About 25 percent were working for other businesses, including law firms, retail companies, and pharmaceutical companies.
The percentage of white- collar tech workers was the highest in the country, with about 80 percent.
The majority of white collar tech jobs paid less per hour than tech jobs.
“The fact that so many of them are being paid less for the same work is really discouraging, especially in these hard-hit sectors of the economy,” Cohen said.
The National Bureau said it was concerned about the data, which it said was based on a survey of a representative sample of more than 4,000 workers.
It called the survey “highly representative” and said that a smaller number of respondents were interviewed at large firms.
The organization said the survey was also based on self-reporting.
“Many tech jobs, like finance and accounting, pay higher wages, but we are concerned that it is also true that many other jobs pay much less,” the organization said in a statement.
The data is based on interviews conducted between November 5 and December 9.
The median wage for a tech employee was $40,095 in 2015.