RALEIGH – For all those college graduates looking to start their professional careers, Raleigh ranks No. 9 among 182 cities across the U.S. as a best place to start a career.
Durham came in 32nd. However, the Triangle city scored a first: Best place for starting salaries in a tie with Tacoma, Wash.
Financial news and services site WalletHub unveiled the results Tuesday.
Durham’s starting monthly salaries came in at $3,746.
Raleigh’s average was much lower that $3,062.
By the way, the Triangle’s duo rank behind three other cities that are finalists for the Amazon HQ2 project: Atlanta, Austin and Denver.
Raleigh scored 57.82 points on the survey.
The capital city ranked 17th for career opportunities and 10th for quality of life.
Durham came in with a 52.90 score.
The Bull City finished 29th for career opportunities but ranked only 44th for quality of life.
Other North Carolina cities in the rankings:
- Charlotte, No. 38
- Greensboro, No. 91
- Winston-Salem, No. 127
- Fayetteville, No. 145
The overall top 10:
- Salt Lake City
- Charleston, S.C.
- Tempe, Ariz.
- Austin, Texas
- Columbia, S.C.
- Grand Rapids, Mich.
Read the full report online.