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

Experienced Tax Accountant, Expatriate
Topel Forman
Chicago, IL
4 days ago 4d
Residential Loan Servicing Specialist
AHP Servicing
Chicago, IL
3 days ago 3d
Sales Representative
CDW
Chicago, IL
4 days ago 4d
1 day ago 1d
General Manager
Big Blue Swim School
Chicago, IL
4 days ago 4d
Sr Relationship Manager - C&IB
PNC Financial Services Group
Chicago, IL
3 days ago 3d
Sales Consultant - Midland
Essilor
Chicago, IL
2 days ago 2d
Software Sales Executive
SELERANT Corp.
Chicago, IL
4 days ago 4d
Sales Representative: Palatine
RevLocal
Chicago, IL
6 days ago 6d
Senior Sales Engineer
NewVoiceMedia
Chicago, IL
4 days ago 4d

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