The average salaries of East High students graduating from TechCrunch East, California’s largest high school, rose to $11.3 million in the 2015-2016 academic year, up 3.4 percent from the previous year.
In comparison, the median salaries for graduates at the state’s other public schools rose only 2.3 percent.
The average salary of East’s graduates in the top 10% of earners in the state rose to about $30,000, compared to about half that of students from other California public high schools.
The median income for the top 20% of high school graduates in California rose to nearly $130,000.
In the state, the average salaries for students who attended TechCrunch are higher than in every other state except for California, according to the annual report from the nonprofit research group.
A TechCrunch survey of graduates from the California high schools surveyed by the organization last year found that nearly one in five students who graduated in the past two years are living with their parents.
“The high-school graduates who attended tech startups in 2015 are the very people who are likely to leave school with the least debt in their lives,” TechCrunch CEO and cofounder Noah Kagan wrote in a statement.
“They’ve already spent years working for free, and the opportunities they have now are staggering.
They are a valuable part of the local tech community.”
TechCrunch found that East’s students who went on to attend TechCrunch were more likely to be female and Hispanic than students in other California high school districts.
East High also saw a jump in the number of high-tech jobs available to students after graduating in 2015.
In 2015, TechCrunch reported that the median starting salary of a TechCrunch graduate was about $28,000 (the median starting pay for a TechFusion graduate was $44,000).
The median starting salaries for a first-year student at TechFusions were about $31,000 in 2016, the same year as TechCrunch’s report.
TechFuse graduates also saw an increase in job postings during the summer, Tech Crunch reported.
In May, TechFuses reported that nearly 60,000 people applied for tech jobs during the entire month of July.
“While tech-related jobs remain a strong priority for the region, we believe we have an opportunity to position our students to lead a tech-oriented life in the future,” TechFusors President and CEO Brian Murphy said in a release at the time.