The top five cities for the United States with the highest hourly wage were: Chicago, Pittsburgh, New York, San Francisco, and Philadelphia.
Source: The Economist article The Economist has put together a ranking of the top 50 US cities with the biggest wages and salaries.
Cities with the most people earning $15 to $30 an hour have been included as well.
The US has some of the highest pay inequality in the world.
But the Economist also said it was worth considering whether the cities with high pay inequality were in the best financial shape to attract talent.
“When you have a city like San Francisco that’s struggling, or Pittsburgh, that’s not doing so well, it can be hard to get people to work for the same wage, to put in the same amount of hours,” said the magazine’s deputy editorial director, Peter Neumann.
The rankings have been compiled by the Economist editors and staff.
In 2017, the US earned $9.7 trillion, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
However, the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) was only $2.9 trillion.
In addition to the wage gap, it is estimated that more than a third of workers in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and Germany live in poverty.
In the US, the median household income is $46,000.
But that doesn’t include the costs of living, like housing and transportation.
Some states, like New York City, have some of America’s lowest poverty rates, while other areas, like the South and Midwest, are at or above the national average.