The 15 best cities for information security pay

Job site Indeed analyzed salaries and cost of living in top U.S. cities to find where information security jobs really pay the most. The results may surprise you.

downtown Minneapolis
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High-flying salaries in some unexpected places

Before moving to this top city for InfoSec pay, you might want to read the latest John Sanford novel, brace for a bitter cold winter and develop a taste for tater tot hot dish. Yes, that's right, if you want to get the most bang for your InfoSec salary buck, a move to Minneapolis might be in your future.

To find out how far your security salary dollars stretch in 15 popular cities, job search site Indeed looked at the average amount an information security specialist earned in its top job search destinations and then, using cost of living data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), adjusted those salaries to find their "real" value.

Here, in reverse order, are the 15 top cities for security specialist pay.

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