Raleigh Report

October 25, 2013

Raleigh ranks No. 7 for high-paying jobs

Raleigh was the only East Coast city in the top 10 on Payscale, a website that tracks salary, benefits and compensation.

Take that, Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska.

Raleigh edged out the Midwestern city on Payscale’s list of the top 10 best cities for high-paying jobs in the United States. Payscale – a website that tracks salary, benefits and compensation – rated the biggest American metro areas based on median pay, cost of living, supply of high-paying jobs and unemployment rate.

By this metric, Utah did surprisingly well: Salt Lake City took the top ranking with Provo and Ogden also beating Raleigh. Houston, Austin and San Jose, Calif., also ranked ahead of No. 7 Raleigh, which was the only East Coast city on the top 10 list.

The caveat here, like most of these rankings, is that the site is comparing metropolitan statistical areas as opposed to individual cities. So Raleigh has to share the distinction with Cary and other towns in Wake, Franklin and Johnston counties.

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