The Phoenix area is one of the top 10 metros in America for growth in science, technology, engineering and math jobs, a new report concludes.
The Valley came in at No. 10 for STEM job growth on a report from national real estate advisory firm RCLCO Real Estate Advisors, based in Los Angeles.
That ranking is actually a few steps down from last year’s No. 7 ranking, but Phoenix didn't appear in the top 10 in the previous report, which came out in 2017. Several cities have bounced around in the rankings from year to year.
National average wages for STEM occupations are $84,480 compared to $37,020 for non-STEM jobs, the report said, citing Bureau of Labor Statistics data.