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Two Missouri cities make list of best places for tech jobs

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Kansas City and St. Louis were both named to NerdWallet’s list of the best places for tech jobs, with Kansas City ranking at No. 31 best and St. Louis at No. 33. NerdWallet compared the nation’s 370 largest metropolitan areas, examining the number of tech jobs for every 1,000 employees in each metro.

“The most successful tech cities are home to big companies or are places that encourage startups through accelerator programs and venture capital investment,” NerdWallet stated.

NerdWallet also analyzed the annual mean salary for tech jobs in each metro, and used the median gross rent as a cost-of-living metric to determine how far average incomes go in each city.

According to the report, Kansas City averages of 38.31 tech employees per 1,000 jobs, with an average salary of $79,361.89 and median rent of $834.

St. Louis averages 34.38 tech employees per 1,000 jobs, with an average salary of $82,426.88 and median rent of $814.00.

NerdWallet is a personal finance website founded in 2009 whose goal is to analyze complex financial decisions about banking, credit cards, education, health care, insurance, investments, mortgages, shopping and travel, and present information in a user-friendly format.

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