"...Tech jobs are some of the hottest in the country. And the increasingly available opportunities to work in tech deliver high salaries, to boot. But because some of the traditional tech hubs are clustered in the cities with the highest cost of living, like New York or San Francisco, that tech pay may not always go so far..
- San Francisco is overrated – For tech workers who want to have the most financially secure future, it is probably best to avoid San Francisco. The cost of living in San Francisco is about twice the national average and the unemployment rate for bachelor’s degree-holders is fairly high. However if you are just trying to land a job in tech, and aren’t worried about saving, San Francisco is a good place to look. More than 8% of all workers in San Francisco are employed in tech.
- Avoid the Northeast – Cities in the Northeast tend to have slightly high unemployment rates and elevated costs of living. The only Northeast city in our top 30 is Wilmington, Delaware...