Senior economics reporter
Employment opportunities and wages vary substantially from state to state.
Wondering how much you could earn for your job if you moved to an outdoor paradise like Boise, Idaho? Or where you can earn the most? Wonder no more.
A new interactive feature from The Hamilton Project that allows users to see how typical earnings in occupations vary across the country. It is designed to help young workers figure out where to move to advance their careers.
It is not all about higher wages.
The interactive tool allows workers to see how earnings by occupation change when adjusted for age, cost of living and state and federal income taxes.
For instance, New Orleans is a good place to live if you’re a nurse, but not so good if you’re a construction worker.
Where can you earn the most as a computer analyst? That would be Daphne, Alabama, located just across the Mobile Bay from Mobile.