25 Cities With the Highest (and Lowest) Paying Jobs

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20. New Haven, CT
> Annual median wage: $43,550
> High concentrations of: Environmental science teachers, postsecondary (5.2 times more common than national distribution)
> Annual wage of environmental science teachers, postsecondary: $74,490
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 4.7%
> Poverty rate: 11.2%

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19. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
> Annual median wage: $43,600
> High concentrations of: Shampooers (5.3 times more common than national distribution)
> Annual wage of shampooers: $19,740
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 4.4%
> Poverty rate: 10.4%

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18. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
> Annual median wage: $43,790
> High concentrations of: Mining and geological engineers, including mining safety engineers (6.6 times more common than national distribution)
> Annual wage of mining and geological engineers, including mining safety engineers: $98,700
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 2.9%
> Poverty rate: 9.4%

17. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
> Annual median wage: $44,220
> High concentrations of: Radio operators (10.5 times more common than national distribution)
> Annual wage of radio operators: $52,700
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 2.9%
> Poverty rate: 8.8%

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16. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
> Annual median wage: $44,660
> High concentrations of: Sociologists (24.1 times more common than national distribution)
> Annual wage of sociologists: $85,810
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 3.8%
> Poverty rate: 14.9%