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10 Best Cities For Salary Increases: Do You Live in One of Them?


If you're looking for a salary boost, then perhaps you need to pack your bags and move to another city. The Atlantic parsed through data by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics to come up with a list of cities that have done the best in terms of raises from 2006 to 2011.

  • Champaign-Urbana, IL: $11,250
  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV: $10,460
  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA: $9,890
  • Fairbanks, AK: $9,480
  • Corvallis, OR: $9,340
  • San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA: $9,140
  • Madera, CA: $8,950
  • Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT: $8,900
  • Durham, NC: $8,760:
  • Iowa City, IA: $8,750

Would you ever pack up and move to an area with more salary growth? If you're considering it, then here are some of our tips on finding a job in another city.

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VanessaJ VanessaJ 4 years
Both my husband & I live & work in Raleigh,NC (right next to Durham, NC) and neither of us have received pay raises at our jobs, and we have been with then for over a year. I would like to know what companies they are referring to so I can get a job there.  
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