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Three North Carolina Cities Top List for Highest Paid Programmers

Job hunting site Glassdoor combined data from their salary reports with stats from the US Bureau of Economic Analysis to discover which cities have the highest pay for programmers after you adjust for cost-of-living.

What they found surprised many in the software industry. New York and San Francisco, home to the biggest tech companies in the world do not make the list, due to their high housing, transportation, and other costs.

However, North Carolina has three cities in the top 25! Look at the list below:

#5. Raleigh, NC
Real Adjusted Salary: $94,142
-4.4% below national average cost of living
Median Base Salary: $90,000

#12. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
Real Adjusted Salary: $88,143
-4.7% below national average cost of living
Median Base Salary: $84,000

#18. Charlotte, NC
Real Adjusted Salary: $85,653
-6.6% below national average cost of living
Median Base Salary: $80,000

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