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Old 05-22-2017, 12:20 AM
 
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I may be re-locating​ to the Idaho Falls area. I am curious what a good hourly wage is there, and are there any companies there that seem to treat employees well. I've heard there is an anheiser-busch there. I'm big into outdoors. Seems this would be a good place. Please hit me with any pros/cons and tips. Currently in Pensacola FL. Thanks
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Old 05-22-2017, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Ammon
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A good hourly wage for what kind of work?
Minimum wage here is well below average for the nation, but better than some places (not many).

A construction boom currently has the market up for construction related jobs, as there is a shortage of help.
Highly skilled work (technical, medical, etc.) is always pretty strong, and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) employs a lot of the technically skilled people in the area.
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Old 05-22-2017, 10:35 PM
 
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
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Idaho has a low minimum wage, 7.25. Compare that to neighboring Washington at 11.00. Even higher in more expensive WA areas. If you expect to work at minimum wage, choose Washington or Oregon over Idaho. Disclaimer: Even 11.00 per hour won't cut it anywhere near Seattle, but there are plenty of less expensive cities around the State.

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Old 05-23-2017, 07:16 PM
 
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The wages here are considerably lower than in nearby salt lake city. A lot of people though don't take into account the low cost of living & how it offsets the low wages.
I know a guy who moved here recently from SLC. He took a pay cut in moving but he says he's much more free with his finances since being here.
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Old 05-24-2017, 07:28 PM
 
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If you are unreasonably offended by Mormons, Idaho falls isn't the place for you. And IF isn't very crowded normally in comparison to any big city. The population density is 2500 per square mile. However, some large events held here draw huge crowds.

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Old 06-05-2017, 07:43 AM
 
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I have nothing against the Morman religion, I've only met one and I know very little about their practices. But I get along with anyone willing to get along. Is it true about renting $400 dollar houses? Are they in decent areas? My biggest concerns are finding a place to rent as soon as I get there and getting a truck before your winter hits
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Old 06-05-2017, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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I don't think you would find a rental for $400 that would be very good. There are quite a few older homes that have basement apartments in them, but I'm sure they rent for more than that now, although that was a going price for some 10 years ago or more.
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Old 06-08-2017, 02:18 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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...... Is it true about renting $400 dollar houses?.........
The only thing I can recommend is that you go onto Craigslist and look for rentals and see what the prices are. Be aware that if everything is about the same price and one is $400 a month less than everyone else, to use extreme caution
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Old 06-12-2017, 09:40 PM
 
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The only thing I can recommend is that you go onto Craigslist and look for rentals and see what the prices are. Be aware that if everything is about the same price and one is $400 a month less than everyone else, to use extreme caution
I will definitely use caution!
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Old 06-12-2017, 09:41 PM
 
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I'd make about $21/hr. There. Prolly move into a good apartment.there is snow 8 months out of the year right?
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