There are many ways to go about selecting a job that pays well. Some fields are known for their comparatively high wages, like medicine and tech. And regardless of industry, many times the higher up the leadership ladder you climb, the more you get paid.
But sometimes location can play a role in your salary, too. Job list site ZipRecruiter recently looked at the average annual salaries in hundreds of U.S. cities according to their online job postings between January and June 2023. Though New York and Los Angeles often top lists for localities with high salaries, neither made the top five. In fact, ZipRecruiter found that the best cities for salary were fairly spread out throughout the country.
Check out ZipRecruiter’s list of the top 10 U.S. cities for average annual salary according to job listings, including that average salary at CNBC.com.