The 15 best cities in the US to find jobs that pay $100,000 or more

San Francisco is one of the best cities for jobs that pay $100,000 or more.

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San Francisco is one of the best cities for jobs that pay $100,000 or more.
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  • Jobs with a six-figure salary are coveted by many, but the chance of landing one partly depends on where you live.
  • Ladders recently revealed the 15 best cities with the most jobs that pay $100,000 or more, from Chicago to San Francisco.
  • In every city on Ladder’s list, the tech industry has the most six-figure jobs.

Many people dream of having a job that pays six-figures one day. But the chance of that happening partly depends on the city you live in.

Ladders, a career site for six-figure jobs, recently revealed the 15 best cities with the most jobs that pay $100,000 or more based on the job listings on their website.

But having a high-paying job also depends on what industry you work in. It may come as no surprise that in every city on Ladders’ list, the technology industry had the largest percentage of $100,000 jobs. After all, technology pays just as well, if not better, than the standard high-paying professions of a doctor or lawyer when considering the student loan debt the latter two acquire.

From Chicago to San Francisco, take a look below for the top cities for job openings with a six-figure salary, current as of June 6.


15. Phoenix, Arizona

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Jobs available: 4,061


14. Baltimore, Maryland

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Jobs available: 4,381


13. Houston, Texas

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Jobs available: 4,682


12. Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Jobs available: 5,153


11. Denver, Colorado

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Denver, Colorado.
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Jobs available: 5,760


10. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Philadelphia in 2016.
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Jobs available: 7,495


9. Atlanta, Georgia

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Jobs available: 7,724


8. Dallas, Texas

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Jobs available: 7,974


7. Seattle, Washington

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Jobs available: 8,082


6. Chicago, Illinois

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Jobs available: 10,790


5. Los Angeles, California

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Jobs available: 12,003


4. Boston, Massachusetts

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Jobs available: 12,399


3. Washington DC

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Jobs available: 17,274


2. New York, New York

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Jobs available: 22,648


1. San Francisco, California

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Jobs available: 25,116