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Top 25 Cities for Tech Jobs

Tania Khadder, Anna Hennings, Eric Dahl, Adam Starr, Alice Handley | InsideTech

April 30, 2009

#24. San Francisco, CA

Population: 808,976

Average Salary: $57,810

Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 37

Average Commute Time: 28.5 minutes

Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 22

Unemployment Rate: 8.8

Wired Cities Rank: 11

With its massive concentration of tech companies, highly wired infrastructure, and beautiful location and weather, San Francisco belongs on any list of great towns for tech jobs. Why so low on the list? Cost of living. As San Franciscans caught on the wrong end of the housing boom can attest, the city’s high salaries don’t make up for the expense of living there. Unless you land an amazing gig at Google. Then all bets are off.

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