Career Advice, Jobs, Salaries

Want to Earn More in 2017? Move to Chicago

Hoping to take home a bigger paycheck in 2017? Then you may want to not only change jobs, but also change locations. According to Glassdoor’s latest Local Pay Report, Chicago had the fastest year-over-year rise in median base pay of all major metropolitan areas studied.

While overall U.S. base pay slowed to a 2.7 percent increase of $51,750 in December (compared to November’s 3.1 percent growth), Chicago’s median salary increased year-over-year by a rate of 4.0 percent to $56,635. Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco, on the other hand, all saw year-over-year growth rates decline compared to November.

[Related: 5 Jobs with the Biggest Pay Gains & Declines Now]

And don’t worry — these bumps in salary aren’t just limited to software engineers, data scientists and other highly specialized positions. Pay is increasing all across the board, from education to retail and beyond. Here are a few notable positions with rapidly growing base salaries in Chicago:

Combine those higher salaries with Chicago’s relatively affordable cost of living compared to other major metro areas, and professionals in the Windy City are living large. And with over 156,000 jobs available (up 17.7 percent since last year), you could be too. So if you’re willing to embrace the Midwest winter for a higher paycheck (and some fabulous shopping, dining and culture to boot), check out available jobs in Chicago here.

Want more? Check out the Glassdoor Local Pay Reports can be found here!

Available Jobs in Chicago, IL

Software Developer
Credico
Chicago, IL
1 day ago 1d
Customer Sales Representative
American Transport Group
Chicago, IL
6 days ago 6d
CDL-A Drivers Full Time Out & Back Lanes
A&R Transport
Chicago, IL
5 days ago 5d
5 days ago 5d
Graduate Sales Engineer (Midwest)
StarLeaf
Chicago, IL
3 days ago 3d
5 days ago 5d
Director, Financial Planning & Analysis
Blue Health Intelligence
Chicago, IL
5 days ago 5d
Government Sales Specialist - Great Lakes
Integra LifeSciences
Chicago, IL
4 days ago 4d
1 day ago 1d
Sr. Labor Relations Counsel
Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l.
Chicago, IL
2 days ago 2d

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