With summer approaching and many employers eager to hire due to labor shortages, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2024’s Best Places for Summer Jobs to help job seekers find the most lucrative opportunities. Thankfully for Arizona residents, three Valley cities rank among the Top 20 best places for summer jobs.

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WalletHub compared more than 180 markets in the U.S. across 21 key metrics. The data set ranges from the median income of part-time workers to the availability of summer jobs to the commuter-friendliness of jobs.

Top 20 Cities for Summer Jobs  

1. Columbia, MD  

2. Scottsdale, AZ  

3. Rapid City, SD  

4. Portland, ME  

5. Orlando, FL  

6. South Burlington, VT  

7. St. Petersburg, FL  

8. Charleston, SC  

9. Fort Lauderdale, FL  

10. Pearl City, HI  

11. Tampa, FL

12. Charleston, WV

13. Richmond, VA

14. Peoria, AZ

15. St. Louis, MO

16. Virginia Beach, VA

17. Chandler, AZ

18. Salt Lake City, UT

19. Chesapeake, VA

20. Wilmington, DE

Best vs. Worst 

• Orlando has the most part-time job openings per 1,000 people aged 16 to 24 in the labor force, which is 19.1 times higher than in New York, the city with the fewest. 

• Scottsdale, Arizona, has the highest median income for part-time workers (adjusted for cost of living), which is than 3.3 times higher than in Burlington, Vermont, the city with the lowest. 

• South Burlington, Vermont, has the highest labor-force participation rate of people aged 16 to 24, which is 2.2 times higher than in Irvine, California, the city with the lowest. 

• Madison, Wisconsin, has the lowest unemployment rate for people aged 16 to 24, which is 6.1 times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest.

• Pearl, Hawaii, has the lowest share of people aged 16 to 24 living in poverty, which is 10.5 times lower than in Burlington, Vermont, the city with the highest.

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