Recent statistics from 2013, the city of Albany was the 35th highest-paying metropolitan area in the entire United States.  What does that mean?  Well, personal income for employees working in Albany averaged around $49,693 for 2013 -- an increase of $855 from 2012, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.  To give you a better idea of where Albany compares to other metropolitan cities you are familiar with, North Port, Florida and just ahead of Santa Maria, California.

Here's a list of other Upstate, New York cities and how they fared:

        • Binghamton: ranks 183rd
        • Buffalo: 89th
        • Glens Falls: 153rd
        • Ithaca: 178th
        • Kingston: 84th
        • Rochester: 65th
        • Syracuse: 124th
        • Utica: 185th