Washington, D.C., ranks No. 2 for both starting salaries and job opportunities, according to rankings from consumer finance site NerdWallet.
It ranked among the best overall cities for job seekers based on more than a dozen criteria, including number of job openings, employment growth, industry variety, healthcare coverage, cost of living, taxes and starting salaries.
Fort Worth, Texas, ranks No. 1 for job seekers, followed by Washington, Tampa, Fla., Arlington, Texas, and Dallas.
NerdWallet says the median starting salary in Washington, D.C., is $52,344, ahead of San Francisco, New York and Seattle, and topped only by San Jose, Calif., at $57,108.
Washington also ranks No. 3 for most industry variety.