Subdude Posted December 5, 2012 Share Posted December 5, 2012 Houston's reputation as a low-wage mecca may be fading. It comes in at number 5.To find the cities where people earn the largest and smallest paychecks, we turned to Payscale.com, a site that has collected salary and career data from more than 35 million people. They looked at compensation data for professionals in the 100 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas (based on 2010 population estimates by the Census), and provided us with median pay for workers who hold at least a bachelor’s degree, across three experience levels: starting (5 or less years of experience), mid-career (10 or more years of experience) and overall (all years of experience).No. 1 Best-Paying City: San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif.Overall median pay: $93,100Starting median pay: $68,600Mid-career median pay: $128,000No. 2 Best-Paying City: San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, Calif.Overall median pay: $73,500Starting median pay: $57,200Mid-career median pay: $108,000No. 3 Best-Paying City: Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn.Overall median pay: $68,700Starting median pay: $53,300Mid-career median pay: $95,500No. 4 Best-Paying City: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va.Overall median pay: $67,300Starting median pay: $52,600Mid-career median pay: $101,000No. 5 Best-Paying City: Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TexasOverall median pay: $66,700Starting median pay: $53,200Mid-career median pay: $94,600http://finance.yahoo.com/news/cities-where-people-earn-biggest-100008498.html Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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