Technology professionals are receiving their largest annual salary growth since 2008, according to the 2012-2011 Salary Survey from Dice, the career site for technology and engineering professionals.

For two consecutive years, wages among technology professionals hovered at a flat rate, but now the average tech professional is gaining a salary growth of more than 2 percent, which raises the average annual wage to $81,327 from $79,384 in 2010. 

The average bonus jumped even higher to 8 percent for $8,769 in bonus pay, the survey finds. More technology professionals are also receiving bonuses at 32 percent in 2011 compared with 29 percent in 2010 and 24 percent in 2009. Telecom, hardware, banking, utilities and energy, and software are the industries that most commonly award bonuses. 

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