13. Tulsa

13. Tulsa

2009 Rank:: 21
Entry-Level Employers: 27
Average Annual Pay: $37,620
Cost of Living Index: 88.3
Unemployment Rate: 7 percent

With the lowest cost of living on the list, Tulsa is an attractive place for recent college grads looking to save money. But the city also has one of the lowest average annual salaries. The "Oil Capital of the World" until World War II, Tulsa developed aircraft and aerospace sectors, which are now the region’s largest industries. A range of employers, including those in trucking and education, are posting jobs. The gas pipeline business Oneok (OKS) and the energy outfit Williams Companies (WMB) are two of the city’s biggest. Residents and tourists alike get the best of both worlds—the hip and creative Brookside for restaurants and nightlife and Utica Square with its mansions and upscale shopping.

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