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Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Best and Worst Places to Work by Average Salary

Client Work: Follow The Money..

Posted on 04. Nov, 2009 by Jess in Uncategorized

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So i was doing some research for another infographic and I was deep in to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ spreadsheets and I had to do something with all the fun data. The BLS keeps track of salaries for thousands of occupations in thousands of locations, everything from astronauts to watch makers. While I find it very interesting to know how much these folks make, I needed something more. So I extrapolated the top and bottom locations by salary for each occupation. I only chose 40 occupations, but this is only part 1.


I tried to be efficient with the data display, even though the actual graphic is drawn out over 10k pixels in height. The top and bottom 10% of each salary and the US national average are also listed for reference.

There is lots of conclusions and insights to make with this data, so have fun.