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Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal: The best cities for AI salaries

The average salary for AI jobs in Seattle is now $217,017.

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Artificial Intelligence is a hot topic and every bit as important as previous revolutionary technologies including the computer and the Internet, according to Bill Gates. AI and machine learning jobs have jumped by almost 75 percent over the past four years and are poised to keep growing.

What does the machine-learning career landscape look like currently?

To find out, Business Name Generator researched 50 cities around the world to discover which are leading the way in AI by analyzing metrics including AI venture capital investment, the number of AI initiatives and events, as well as career and education opportunities. The key findings have been passed onto Digital Journal for review.

The average salary for AI roles in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal tops $117,000 CAD per year

RankCityNumber of AI job opportunitiesAverage yearly salary for AI roles (CAD)
1Seattle446$217,017
2San Francisco823$199,392
3Chicago635$198,816
4Philadelphia370$190,237
5Austin, Texas415$186,357
6Boston995$184,409
7New York1,512$183,294
8Singapore1,099$183,068
9Los Angeles424$180,524
10Atlanta458$176,612
11Washington, DC1,881$151,483
12Toronto279$117,064
13Vancouver112$111,396
14Montreal125$108,601
15Tel Aviv174$100,441

The data trend shows that annual salaries for AI roles top $117,000 CAD in Toronto. This is a difference of 47.6 percent when compared to the average median salary in Canada.

Overall, the city that pays the most for careers in artificial intelligence is Seattle with an average yearly salary of $217,017 (or $18,085 per month). Whereas Washington D.C. tops the list for AI career opportunities with 1,881 jobs available.

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Dr. Tim Sandle is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for science news. Tim specializes in science, technology, environmental, business, and health journalism. He is additionally a practising microbiologist; and an author. He is also interested in history, politics and current affairs.

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