Looking for big pay days and fat bonuses? In Boise, the annual mean wage is $47,170 or 11.8% lower than national mean of $53,490. The good news is that of the top 100 paying individual professions, some actually pay a higher salary in Boise than the national average. Some pay less.

There are many reasons geographic location plays such a big role in whether pay for a job is high. Two main reasons are demand for a local job and the cost of living. The more demand, and the higher the cost of living, the more likely a job will pay more.

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