Gigats provides relevant job-related research on work place environments in order to equip job seekers with the tools to find their perfect job match. It is clear that some cities compensate workers better than others in order to attract top talent, adjust for a higher cost of living, or to meet union standards. Whatever the reason, certain cities provide varying professionals the opportunity to earn a shinier, prettier penny.
Take a look at the list below and see which locations earn the title as one of the Best-Paying Cities.
1. San Francisco, CA
San Francisco offers plenty of technology, construction, health care, business and social services opportunities with the added bonus of a vibrant cultural community.
Added Perk: The city hosts an endless stream of events, has numerous breathtaking views, and boasts a plethora of food trucks, restaurants, bars and parks.
2. San Jose, CA
The concentration of tech companies in the area drives demand for top talent seeking top salaries. Web Developers earn almost $25,000 more than the average pay in San Jose than in other cities.
Added Perk: Locals enjoy access to a range of museums, parks and theaters all with visits made easier by the mild climate that brings 300 sunny days a year.
3. New York City, NY
The BLS reports that accountants, sale managers, operations research analysts and other financial sector jobs earn large paychecks due to the strong financial hub and high cost of living.
Added Perk: It’s the “city that doesn’t sleep.” With an iconic skyline, bustling streets, and endless forms of entertainment, there is never a dull moment.
4. Nassau, NY
Nassau has social services and construction job opportunities. Additionally, Elementary school teachers earn $39,290 more than the national average when teaching in Nassau.
Added Perk: Just a hop, skip and jump away from Long Island, New York City, and New Jersey, weekend adventures are always a possibility.
5. Vallejo, CA
Looking for a career in the health care industry? Vallejo is the place to be. Health care professionals are in high demand and are highly compensated. A Surgical technologist earns about $30,000 more than average salary for this profession.
Added Perk: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is in Vallejo’s backyard in addition to beautiful marinas and historical museums.
6. Bridgeport, CT
The banking and financial sector are thriving in Bridgeport. Opportunities for estheticians, computer systems analysts, compliance officers and financial analysts with the opportunity to earn higher salaries are numerous.
Added Perk: Bridgeport, CT touts one of the lowest crime rates, has beautiful beaches, and a collection of eccentric museums and theatres.
7. Oakland, CA
Epidemiologists and phlebotomists working in Oakland earn higher paychecks than their counterparts in other U.S. cities- with an average that is almost $50,000 higher than others in the profession.
Added Perk: Redwood Regional Park, known for stunning views and empty paths, is just a few miles from downtown. Great for any nature lover to visit.
8. Trenton, NJ
This New Jersey capital has a booming construction sector with skilled labor workers earning higher wages. Electricians in Trenton are likely to belong to a union and therefore earn union wages.
Added Perk: Trenton is the place to be for history lovers and other explorers. The New Jersey State Museum, one of many in the area, has exhilarating exhibits and celebrates the state’s artistic and cultural life.
9. New Haven, CT
The BLS reports that in 2012, glaziers in New Haven earned $35,000 higher than the average pay. Additional construction jobs are available in New Haven and play well.
Added Perk: From lighthouses to charming town greens to world-class museums and Yale’s renowned campus, New Haven offers many, diverse, beautiful settins for lively concerts and events.
10. Norwich, CT
Norwich pays its medical secretaries, veterinary technologists, veterinary technicians and restaurant cooks higher-than-average salaries in 2012. High Medical Secretary pay may be attributed to operations of the pharmaceutical company Pfizer in the Norwich area.
Added Perk: Winner of the Prettiest Painted Places in America, Norwich offers beautiful sites, a gorgeous harbor, historic walking tours and much more.
If you’re looking for an exciting change of scenery and an income boost, one of these cities may be the place for you! Which of the cities on the list sound like perfect environment to grow your career?