U.S. News recently released its 2016 Best Jobs rankings, which determined the best jobs in America by looking at factors like median salary, employment rate, growth, job prospects, stress level, and work-life balance. From this list, U.S. News also found the highest-paying cities for each occupation by culling through the average salaries of people with that job across the country.
Note that many of these cities also come with a high cost of living, necessitating that employers shell out higher salaries to stay competitive. But frugal and modest spenders can capitalize and make these outsized salaries stretch a long way.
Here are the 10 cities that offer the most opportunities for high-paying jobs, with examples of positions and corresponding annual average salaries for that city drawn from U.S. News' list of the best jobs in the US.