The study considered median monthly take-home salary, average monthly mortgage repayment, cost of living, unemployment levels, and job growth to rank locations in the UK from best place to earn a living to worst.
Mansfield ranked the third best place to make a living in the Midlands, and was only topped by Derby and Telford.
Best place to earn a living in the Midlands
Mansfield also ranked 23rd overall when compared with other towns and cities in the UK. Nottingham, however, ranked only 46th in the national list.
The city of Derby, took the second position in the nationwide league table — the only East Midlands town to feature in the top 10.
However, the research showed the south east of England to be the best place in the UK to earn a living.
Crawley, Southampton, Reading, Oxford, and Slough take five spots in the top 10 — first, third, seventh, ninth, and tenth respectively.
The research was by TotallyMoney a credit report provider.