25 Cities With the Highest (and Lowest) Paying Jobs

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Cities With the Highest Paying Jobs

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25. San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
> Annual median wage: $41,920
> High concentrations of: Aerospace engineering and operations technicians (6.3 times more common than national distribution)
> Annual wage of aerospace engineering and operations technicians: $62,620
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 3.5%
> Poverty rate: 12.3%

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24. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
> Annual median wage: $42,460
> High concentrations of: Semiconductor processors (16.9 times more common than national distribution)
> Annual wage of semiconductor processors: $35,960
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 3.7%
> Poverty rate: 10.9%

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23. Urban Honolulu, HI
> Annual median wage: $42,880
> High concentrations of: Airfield operations specialists (13.2 times more common than national distribution)
> Annual wage of airfield operations specialists: $22,870
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 2.0%
> Poverty rate: 8.5%

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22. Rochester, MN
> Annual median wage: $43,030
> High concentrations of: Nurse anesthetists (8.7 times more common than national distribution)
> Annual wage of nurse anesthetists: $192,150
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 2.9%
> Poverty rate: 9.4%

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21. Olympia-Tumwater, WA
> Annual median wage: $43,140
> High concentrations of: Zoologists and wildlife biologists (20.6 times more common than national distribution)
> Annual wage of zoologists and wildlife biologists: $67,360
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 5.0%
> Poverty rate: 10.5%