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Las Vegas' economy is still recovering, but it is doing lot more for its hospitality workers than the way-more-expensive-to-live New York.

Workers in hospitality earn considerably more money in Las Vegas than in any other major U.S. market. The typical Las Vegas worker is paid an average of $28,700 per year. That’s more than $6,000 ahead of any other major market, according to latest U.S. Census numbers.

The runners-up behind Las Vegas are New York City ($22,600 per employee), Honolulu ($21,600) and San Francisco-Oakland ($21,000). The sector’s average salary is $17,300 in all major markets, based on a total payroll of $135.97 billion and employment of 7.87 million.

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