Finding a great job that comes with a significant salary boost is one of the top reasons to move to a new city.
In its updated 2017 ranking of the best places to live in America, U.S. News & World Report gathered data on the 100 most populous US cities. Among the factors it considered were affordable housing, a low cost of living, good schools, quality healthcare, and access to well-paying jobs. You can read U.S. News’ full methodology here.
Business Insider reranked these cities based on average annual salary to find the cities where residents earned more than $50,000 a year — on par with the national average. They don’t all rank highly on U.S. News’ overall list, given higher costs of living and other factors, so we’ve included each city’s overall ranking for comparison’s sake. For instance, Chicago ranks at No. 19 in terms of salary, but it came in only at No. 83 on the list of 100.