Computer scientists make an average of $100,600 a year, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
"I actually think there's a VC-driven tech salary bubble in Silicon Valley," said Sascha Segan, analyst at PCMag.com.
Companies are competing for a pool of tech experts who've been quitting employers in favor of higher-paying positions, Dice.com data suggest.
But those companies are looking for very specific skill sets, which can change quickly, said Segan, who had advice for candidates.
"Keep an eye on what the skills in demand are and be ready to adapt, because the programming language you're writing in this year isn't necessarily going to be the one you need to write in four years from now," he said.