City/metro area: Washington D.C./Baltimore
Available IT jobs: 6,817*
Average salary for IT director: $110,028**
Local attractions: The nation's capital offers a range of activities beyond the obvious entertainment and education of historical tours. The city offers fine dining at a slew of restaurants, an active nightlife and plays at the Kennedy Center and the Shakespeare Theatre Company.
*According to jobs posted on Dice as of May 1, 2009
**According to PayScale, May 2009
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