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Rail Car Repairers

$53K

$45K

$42K

Riggers

$51K

$43K

$40K

Refractory Materials Repairers

$47K

$39K

$37K

Finally, if you are on a golden goose chase hunt, the top 10 job-city pairs by purchasing power are shown
in the table below. Location quotient refers to how many such workers are in a given location relative to
that occupation nationally. A number above 1 means a higher concentration of such workers in a city,
and below 1, a lower concentration.
Job

City

State

Gross
pay

Net
pay

Purchasing
power

Location

Electrical Power-Line Installers/Repairers

Kennewick, WA

WA

$88K

$72K

$74K

1.3

Electrical Power-Line Installers/Repairers

Spokane, WA

WA

Electrical Power-Line Installers/Repairers

Wenatchee, WA

WA

$85K

$70K

$72K

0.7

$85K

$70K

$72K

3.5

Millwrights

Kennewick, WA

WA

$84K

$69K

$71K

1.6

Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Yakima, WA

WA

$82K

$67K

$71K

0.3

Elevator Installers and Repairers

Peoria, IL

IL

$81K

$63K

$69K

2.4

Electrical Power-Line Installers/Repairers

Bellingham, WA

WA

$83K

$68K

$68K

1.3

Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Rockford, IL

IL

$79K

$62K

$67K

0.6

Electrical Power-Line Installers/Repairers

Springfield, IL

IL

$79K

$62K

$67K

0.8

Electricians

Rockford, IL

IL

$76K

$60K

$65K

1.1