Out of the twenty largest metro areas in the U.S., Seattle came out on top for Gen Y workers. The Rainy City boasts strong wage growth, with a 4.4 percent increase between Q2 2009 and Q2 2012. In addition, they have a high median pay for Gen Y workers at $44,000 and a strong presence of tech firms, including Microsoft, which was ranked as a top employer for Gen Y.
After Seattle, the next top metro in the study was Houston, followed by Minneapolis, Washington DC and Boston. San Francisco has the highest median pay for Gen Y at $51,300 and Riverside, CA had the lowest pay at $33,800. New York suffered from having the longest commute time for Gen Y at 30.6 minutes and Riverside had the shortest at 20 minutes. Washington DC has the highest percentage of Gen Y employees at 26 percent, while Tampa has the lowest at 19 percent. Read More