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Highest Paying Cities for Agricultural and Food Science Technicians

The top 100 highest paying cities for agricultural and food science technicians (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of agricultural and food science technicians in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $68,350, Newark-Union, Pennsylvania is the highest paying city for agricultural and food science technicians. It is followed by Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa (average annual salary $57,220). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of agricultural and food science technicians in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Agricultural and Food Science Technicians

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$68,350
130
2 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$57,220
480
3 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$53,790
310
4 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$52,570
310
5 Holland-Grand Haven, Michigan
$51,560
70
6 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$50,620
60
7 Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
$50,430
120
8 Dayton, Ohio
$49,610
130
9 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$48,800
50
10 Columbia, Missouri
$47,600
30
11 Salinas, California
$47,230
60
12 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$46,990
100
13 Napa, California
$46,760
70
14 West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$46,510
100
15 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$46,400
130
16 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$45,430
40
17 Hanford-Corcoran, California
$45,270
100
18 Rochester, Minnesota
$45,260
40
19 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$44,390
150
20 Stockton, California
$43,870
80
21 Rochester, New York
$43,730
40
22 Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$43,720
170
23 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$43,660
70
24 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$43,530
170
25 Merced, California
$42,970
60
26 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$42,700
30
27 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$42,670
50
28 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$42,660
80
29 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$42,550
70
30 West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$42,410
60
31 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$42,010
80
32 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$41,750
110
33 Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$41,600
30
34 Athens-Clarke County, Georgia
$41,590
110
35 Kansas City, Missouri
$41,380
120
36 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$40,990
420
37 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$40,920
260
38 East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$40,870
60
39 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$40,720
90
40 Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$40,520
n/a
41 Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$40,470
300
42 Lubbock, Texas
$40,210
190
43 Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$40,010
40
44 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$40,000
110
45 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$39,890
70
46 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$39,870
50
47 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
$39,860
80
48 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$39,560
90
49 Ames, Iowa
$39,390
210
50 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$39,350
380
51 Appleton, Wisconsin
$39,190
70
52 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$39,130
40
53 St Louis, Missouri
$39,070
170
54 Visalia-Porterville, California
$38,980
100
55 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$38,940
170
56 Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$38,720
110
57 Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$38,670
110
58 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$38,580
300
59 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$38,490
40
60 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$37,870
n/a
61 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$37,800
130
62 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$37,720
120
63 Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$37,670
30
64 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$37,620
420
65 Logan, Utah
$37,530
50
66 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$37,350
110
67 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$37,330
80
68 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$37,290
330
69 Honolulu, Hawaii
$37,250
130
70 La Crosse, Wisconsin
$37,090
50
71 Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
$37,010
30
72 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$36,980
200
73 West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$36,830
40
74 Olympia, Washington
$36,800
n/a
75 Green Bay, Wisconsin
$36,800
70
76 Camden, New Jersey
$36,730
40
77 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$36,700
520
78 South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$36,690
170
79 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Missouri
$36,560
330
80 Wichita, Kansas
$36,530
n/a
81 Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$36,470
110
82 Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area, Indiana
$36,330
40
83 Yakima, Washington
$36,280
60
84 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$36,250
50
85 Amarillo, Texas
$36,180
40
86 Salem, Oregon
$36,070
140
87 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$35,960
100
88 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$35,860
310
89 Fresno, California
$35,340
160
90 Tacoma, Washington
$35,140
30
91 Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida
$35,080
40
92 Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$34,920
180
93 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$34,620
50
94 Jackson, Mississippi
$34,520
n/a
95 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$34,490
280
96 Lebanon, Pennsylvania
$34,360
n/a
97 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$34,260
100
98 Madison, Wisconsin
$34,260
250
99 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$34,190
300
100 East Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$34,170
120
See also: Highest paying industries for agricultural and food science technicians.