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Austin named one of the highest paying cities for a crypto career

A new study looked at best cities for a career in NFTs, the Metaverse and crypto. (Pexels)

Austin is one of the highest paying cities for a career in crypto with the average salary at $130, 349.

That’s according to a new study by entertainment site MrQ, which showed Austin is just behind Denver, Colorado in crypto salaries.

Looking beyond salaries and weighing other factors like jobs available and the number of businesses, MrQ ranked Austin near the bottom of a top 10 list for best cities for a career in crypto.

Among those that placed higher is New York City, which has more than two times the number of crypto jobs available though the average salary is lower than Austin’s.

Other studies and experts have echoed that Austin falls behind the coasts when it comes to crypto workers, requiring imports to the region, though some are working at building homegrown talent.

MrQ also looked at best cities for a career in NFTs (short for digital collectibles known as non-fungible tokens) and the Metaverse. Though Facebook turned Meta has a notable presence in the capital city as it pushes exploration on the tech involving VR and AR, Austin didn’t make the list for either. Instead, places abroad like Mexico City, Australia, Singapore and London topped those lists.

Still, the two emerging sectors of the tech industry are seeing interest from Austin companies whether it’s a startup bringing NFTs to television shows or those working on projects that involve the metaverse and gaming.


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