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DC is one of the nation’s top cities for 6-figure salaries

WASHINGTON — D.C. has the fourth-highest cost of living in the U.S., but it also ranks high for salaries.

Professional-level jobs search site Ladders ranks D.C. third in the nation for the most job openings, with salaries of $100,000 or more. Only San Francisco and New York have more seven-figure job openings.

Ladders, which only lists jobs with annual salaries of at least $100,000, said there are currently 22,218 such jobs in D.C., based on data from its continuously updated database of high-paying jobs.

The region’s unemployment rate in May was 3.2 percent, among the lowest among large cities.

Here is Ladders’ list of the 15 cities looking to fill the most six-figure jobs, and how many available jobs are in its database:

  1. San Francisco: 33,062
  2. New York: 30,782
  3. Washington: 22,218
  4. Boston: 16,547
  5. Los Angeles: 15,438
  6. Chicago: 14,043
  7. Seattle: 11,910
  8. Dallas: 10,378
  9. Atlanta: 10,359
  10. Philadelphia: 9,712
  11. Denver: 7,414
  12. Houston: 6,313
  13. Minneapolis: 5,879
  14. Phoenix: 5,443
  15. Austin, Texas: 5,295


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