Mar 11, 2024 - News

Columbus salaries not keeping up with U.S. averages

Industries with the highest average Glassdoor salaries in the Columbus metro area, 2023
Data: Glassdoor; Chart: Kavya Beheraj and Alice Feng/Axios

Aerospace and defense workers had the highest average salaries in Central Ohio last year, but they still lagged behind national wages, according to an Axios analysis of Glassdoor data.

What they did: The analysis reviewed salaries of local jobs listed on Glassdoor last year.

Threat level: No average salary in any industry came close to the over $90,000 needed as of last August to afford the median-price local home of $331,000.

The intrigue: Insurance is the only top-paid Columbus career ranking noticeably higher than the national average.

  • With the headquarters of Nationwide, Grange, State Auto and Encova all based here, perhaps that isn't too surprising.
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