SALINAS, Calif. (KION-TV)- According to a study conducted by SmartAsset the Salinas metro area ranks as the 9th best place to earn the most pay for those with graduate degrees in the country.
Nationally, a person can earn $16k more a year with a graduate degree but the new study says that the average is much higher in the Salinas metro area.
|Rank||Metro Area||Bachelor'sDegree Pay||Graduate Degree Pay||Income difference|
SmartAsset said that roughly 12% of the adult population in the Salinas area holds a graduate degree.
The metro area ranked above the Salinas area were:
|1||San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA||$102,214||$150,281||$48,067|
|4||St. George, UT||$40,181||$73,872||$33,691|
|6||San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA||$89,031||$120,480||$31,449|