Data-related jobs are said to be among the highest in demand and hardest to fill. So what can a data analyst expect to earn in this market? Job site Indeed has identified the top 15 city job markets for data analysts. They are:

1. Seattle, WA
Average salary (adjusted) = $73,465
Amount higher than closest salary = $1,044
Percentage higher than closest salary = 1.4
Average salary (unadjusted) = $79,079

2. Boston, MA
Average salary (adjusted) = $72,420
Amount higher than closest salary = $720
Percentage higher than closest salary = 1
Average salary (unadjusted) = $81,280

3. New York, NY
Average salary (adjusted) = $71,700
Amount higher than closest salary = $2,294
Percentage higher than closest salary = 3.3
Average salary (unadjusted) = $92,279

4. San Francisco, CA
Average salary (adjusted) = $69,407
Amount higher than closest salary = $2,887
Percentage higher than closest salary = 4.3
Average salary (unadjusted) = $87,085

5. Chicago, IL
Average salary (adjusted) = $66,520
Amount higher than closest salary = $4,083
Percentage higher than closest salary = 26.5
Average salary (unadjusted) = $71,221

6. San Jose, CA
Average salary (adjusted) = $62,482
Amount higher than closest salary = $333
Percentage higher than closest salary = 0.5
Average salary (unadjusted) = $79,393

7. Minneapolis, MN
Average salary (adjusted) = $62,149
Amount higher than closest salary = $700
Percentage higher than closest salary = 1.1
Average salary (unadjusted) = $63,874

8. Dallas, TX
Average salary (adjusted) = $61,449
Amount higher than closest salary = $1,053
Percentage higher than closest salary = 1.7
Average salary (unadjusted) = $61,945

9. Denver, CO
Average salary (adjusted) = $60,396
Amount higher than closest salary = $249
Percentage higher than closest salary = 0.4
Average salary (unadjusted) = $63,441

10. Washington, DC
Average salary (adjusted) = $60,147
Amount higher than closest salary = $232
Higher than closest salary = 0.4
Average salary (unadjusted) = $74,997

11. Salt Lake City, UT
Average salary (adjusted) = $59,916
Amount higher than closest salary = $30
Percentage higher than closest salary = 0.1
Average salary (unadjusted) = $59,736

12. Arlington, VA
Average salary (adjusted) = $59,885
Amount higher than closest salary = $1,437
Percentage higher than closest salary = 2.5
Average salary (unadjusted) = $74,670

13. Austin, TX
Average salary (adjusted) = $58,448
Amount higher than closest salary = $4,316
Percentage higher than closest salary = 8
Average salary (unadjusted) = $57,698

14. Los Angeles, CA
Average salary (adjusted) = $54,133
Amount higher than closest salary = $2,319
Percentage higher than closest salary = 4.5
Average salary (unadjusted) = $65,775

15. San Diego, CA
Average salary (adjusted) = $51,814
Average salary (unadjusted) = $62,881

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Bob Violino

Bob Violino

Bob Violino is a freelance technology and business writer who covers a variety of topics, including big data and analytics, cloud computing, information security and mobile technology.