Nationally, less than 7% of the jobs people go to day in and day out have salaries of $100,000 or more. In the San Jose/Sunnyville/Santa Clara part of California, the average is more than 28%.
The Silicon Valley tops a list of the cities with the most six-figure incomes. (Software company Volusion compiled the list using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.)
Given the area’s reputation as a tech hub, that ranking is not especially surprising. Six-figure employment percentages have been roughly the same in that metro area since 2015. But other cities on the list saw notable spikes between 2015 and 2018.
The Washington D.C. area, for instance, which ranked second on the list with 20.9% of the jobs in the six-figure range, saw the number of high-paying gigs surge nearly 38% in that time frame. And the Sacramento, Calif. Area (number 8 on the list) saw … Read More