7 high-paying tech roles where women thriveWomen remain severely underrepresented in IT, but there are some roles where women do dominate.\n\u201cI didn\u2019t realize how many women filled these roles until I dove into the data,\u201d says Stephanie Wernick, vice president of sales at IT recruiting and staffing firm Mondo. \u201cAnd at the risk of pigeonholing and stereotyping, I believe it\u2019s because of how women are socialized from our earliest days to focus on those \u2018fluffy\u2019 and \u2018creative\u2019 and \u2018soft\u2019 careers rather than the harder technical areas.\u201d\nThat means women are primed to enter careers in marketing, communications and graphic design, as well as organizational, detail-oriented roles like business analyst and project management based on their perceived innate strengths.\n\u201cNot to say that women don\u2019t have these skills or that they shouldn\u2019t pursue the careers that they\u2019re passionate about, but the belief that women aren\u2019t suited for hard tech, engineering and other careers is just wrong,\u201d she says, and there are many reasons why they\u2019re leaving these fields in droves.\nWhere women do dominate in tech \u2014 in areas like marketing, graphic design and UI\/UX design \u2014 they excel, and often pull down extremely competitive salaries. Here, based on data from Mondo\u2019s data on available roles filled by women, are the highest-paid roles for women in tech, along with the salary ranges for each job.Digital marketing manager Image by J. Howard MillerSalary range: $90,000-$150,000Digital marketing managers develop and manage all aspects of an organization\u2019s digital marketing strategy, including social media. They are masters of paid search, SEO and pay-per-click (PPC) techniques to drive effective campaigns. Salary can range from $90,000 to $150,000 depending on experience, geographic market and other factors.\u201cThat\u2019s a pretty big range, but it also varies based on the size of the company,\u201d says Wernick. \u201cFor small companies, not only are their budgets not as big, but in this role you\u2019re just managing the marketing activities and not people. In larger companies, you might be managing a number of direct reports as well as all their activities, so it\u2019s going to be a different scenario,\u201d she says.Business analystImage by J. Howard MillerSalary range: $65,000-$95,000Business analysts define, analyze and document requirements that are needed to develop technical solutions to a company\u2019s business problems. \u201cFor a junior-level BA, salary is around $65,000, but for more experienced talent, that can be as high as $95,000,\u201d Wernick says.Graphic designerImage by J. Howard MillerSalary range: $40,000-$60,000Graphic designers create visual concepts \u2014 either by hand or using software \u2014 to communicate ideas to viewers, whether they\u2019re colleagues or customers. They work closely with content creators and the marketing department, and command salaries of $40,000 to $60,000, according to Mondo.Art directorImage by J. Howard MillerSalary range: $90,000-$130,000An art director works with concepts and ideas to create visual representations of those concepts that best convey an organization\u2019s message, mission and values. They\u2019re responsible for delivering visual aspects of an effective marketing, sales or ad campaign and managing teams of graphic designers, too, says Wernick. They also work with photographers and other creative workers, and command salaries of $90,000 to as high as $130,000, depending on the company and geographic market.IT project managerImage by J. Howard MillerSalary range: $100,000-$120,000Managing the extensive number of business-critical IT projects and prudently allocating resources is extremely important to an organization\u2019s success, and many of these roles are filled by women. \u201cObviously there\u2019s a bit of gender profiling and stereotypes here, but women are socialized to be very good at management, communication and collaboration skills, understanding requirements and seeing things from different viewpoints, and these are all skills needed for a great project manager,\u201d Wernick says.Senior UX\/UI designerImage by J. Howard MillerSalary range: $90,000-$130,000User experience is a major focus for technology organizations, as it can make or break a user or customer\u2019s satisfaction with your products and services. It\u2019s also key to attracting and retaining millennial and Generation Z customers, who\u2019ve grown up as digital natives and want every experience to be intuitive, simple and seamless, Wernick says. While the salary range for this role is already more than respectable, in some markets, very senior talent in these roles can command salaries of up to $150,000, says Wernick.Eloqua architectImage by J. Howard MillerSalary range: $130,000 - $200,000\nEloqua is a marketing automation software platform. The available talent pool with the skills and experience to successfully leverage this technology \u2014 as well as similar software platforms like Marketo \u2014 is very small, which means salaries are really competitive, says Wernick. \u201cI believe this is an outgrowth of women dominating marketing and communications overall, and then adding these software skills; they now have evolved to be very competitive in the technology space,\u201d she says.