25 Cities With the Highest (and Lowest) Paying Jobs

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15. Ithaca, NY
> Annual median wage: $44,730
> High concentrations of: Animal scientists (133.8 times more common than national distribution)
> Annual wage of animal scientists: $59,550
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 4.2%
> Poverty rate: 20.2%

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14. Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
> Annual median wage: $45,360
> High concentrations of: Layout workers, metal and plastic (90.4 times more common than national distribution)
> Annual wage of layout workers, metal and plastic: $52,620
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 5.0%
> Poverty rate: 10.0%

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13. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
> Annual median wage: $45,970
> High concentrations of: Fashion designers (5.5 times more common than national distribution)
> Annual wage of fashion designers: $76,730
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 4.3%
> Poverty rate: 13.5%

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12. Anchorage, AK
> Annual median wage: $47,340
> High concentrations of: Misc. transportation workers (18.2 times more common than national distribution)
> Annual wage of misc. transportation workers: $36,390
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 6.7%
> Poverty rate: 7.2%

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11. Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
> Annual median wage: $48,050
> High concentrations of: Actuaries (6.3 times more common than national distribution)
> Annual wage of actuaries: $102,930
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 4.7%
> Poverty rate: 10.1%