Washington, DC Shows its Ambition

According to the Washington Business Journal, people living in the Washington, DC and surrounding metropolitan areas receive higher pay then any other city across the nation.  And it shows. Regardless of the type of business, from doctors to engineers, or nonprofits to public relations practitioners, Washington’s private sector is known for its diligence.  It’s good to live in DC!

As highlighted in the article written by G. Scott Thomas on Tuesday May 10, 2011, the typical worker in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria metropolitan division earned $60,090 in 2009, the latest year for which official figures are available. That was $1,760 above the runner-up, Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Mass. On Numbers used U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data to break down the pay levels for 772 occupations in 77 Eastern metropolitan areas and divisions. (A division is a subset of a major metro area.)

The following are the 10 Eastern metros listed with the highest annual average pay for all occupations:

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va., $60,090

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Mass., $58,330

Framingham, Mass., $57,660

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn., $57,340

Bethesda-FrederickGaithersburg, Md., $56,900

New York-White Plains-Wayne, N.Y.-N.J., $56,250

Trenton-Ewing, N.J., $55,090

Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, Mass.-N.H., $54,110

Newark-Union, N.J.-Pa., $52,760

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Conn., $51,520

The full article can be read at: at http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2011/05/10/washington-boston-enjoy-highest-pay.html?appSession=412109451911210&RecordID=&PageID=2&PrevPageID=1&cpipage=2&CPISortType=&CPIorderBy=

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