25 Cities With the Highest (and Lowest) Paying Jobs

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20. Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL
> Annual median wage: $29,560
> High concentrations of: Fiberglass laminators and fabricators (7.0 times more common than national distribution)
> Annual wage of fiberglass laminators and fabricators: $33,680
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 4.0%
> Poverty rate: 13.5%

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19. Auburn-Opelika, AL
> Annual median wage: $29,400
> High concentrations of: Education administrators, postsecondary (7.3 times more common than national distribution)
> Annual wage of education administrators, postsecondary: $103,480
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 3.3%
> Poverty rate: 19.1%

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18. Dothan, AL
> Annual median wage: $29,320
> High concentrations of: Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders (7.1 times more common than national distribution)
> Annual wage of textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders: $23,400
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 3.9%
> Poverty rate: 19.5%

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17. Beckley, WV
> Annual median wage: $29,150
> High concentrations of: Mine shuttle car operators (172.4 times more common than national distribution)
> Annual wage of mine shuttle car operators: $57,080
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 5.5%
> Poverty rate: 15.9%

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16. Jonesboro, AR
> Annual median wage: $28,870
> High concentrations of: Farm equipment mechanics and service technicians (9.1 times more common than national distribution)
> Annual wage of farm equipment mechanics and service technicians: $31,450
> Jan. 2018 unemployment rate: 3.2%
> Poverty rate: 17.6%