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

Certified Public Accountant
TriFound
Lisle, IL
4 days ago 4d
1 day ago 1d
Pavement Engineer
SITE
Chicago, IL
6 days ago 6d
Junior Project Manager - Software
iProject LLC
Chicago, IL
2 days ago 2d
Systems Engineer
George Jon
Chicago, IL
3 days ago 3d
Care System Associate
Addus Home Care
Chicago, IL
1 day ago 1d
Lead Systems Engineer
The E.W. Scripps Company
Chicago, IL
4 days ago 4d
FP&A Analyst
Showpad
Chicago, IL
4 days ago 4d
Legal Counsel
Kenshoo
Chicago, IL
4 days ago 4d
Physical Therapist PT
Best Home Healthcare Network
Chicago, IL
3 days ago 3d

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