25 Cities With the Highest (and Lowest) Paying Jobs

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10. Hattiesburg, MS
> Annual median wage: $28,190
> High concentrations of: Logging equipment operators (5.4 times more common than national distribution)
> Annual wage of logging equipment operators: $34,690
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 3.7%
> Poverty rate: 19.8%

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9. El Paso, TX
> Annual median wage: $28,080
> High concentrations of: Detectives and criminal investigators (7.6 times more common than national distribution)
> Annual wage of detectives and criminal investigators: $81,800
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 4.3%
> Poverty rate: 22.8%

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8. Jacksonville, NC
> Annual median wage: $27,710
> High concentrations of: Misc. education administrators (18.8 times more common than national distribution)
> Annual wage of misc. education administrators: $78,090
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 4.7%
> Poverty rate: 13.1%

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7. Sebring, FL
> Annual median wage: $27,240
> High concentrations of: Misc. cooks (10.5 times more common than national distribution)
> Annual wage of misc. cooks: $22,860
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 5.4%
> Poverty rate: 18.8%

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6. Hot Springs, AR
> Annual median wage: $26,910
> High concentrations of: Outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics (6.4 times more common than national distribution)
> Annual wage of outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics: $23,840
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 4.0%
> Poverty rate: 18.6%