A survey released Tuesday by Dice.com, a career site for technology and engineering professionals, suggests that information technology (IT) professionals in the Silicon Valley are the highest paid in the country, the San Jose Business Journal reports. According to Dice, the 2007 annual salary survey evaluated data from more than 19,000 technology professionals and found that average IT salaries in the U.S. rose 1.7 percent to $74,570 in 2007. The largest increases were seen among experienced technology managers. IT salaries in the Silicon Valley in 2007 averaged $98,876, compared to $90,310 in 2006 and $85,430 in 2005. Regions following Silicon Valley in descending salary order include Boston, Baltimore/Washington D.C., Los Angeles, New York City, Seattle, Denver, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Chicago, San Diego, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Hartford, Houston, Phoenix and Detroit (San Jose Business Journal, 1/29/08).