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Highest Paying Cities for Atmospheric and Space Scientists

The top 100 highest paying cities for atmospheric and space scientists (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 atmospheric and space scientists in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $113,530, Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois is the highest paying city for atmospheric and space scientists. It is followed by Nassau-Suffolk, New York (average annual salary $110,940). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of atmospheric and space scientists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Atmospheric and Space Scientists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$113,530
40
2 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$110,940
50
3 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$110,610
180
4 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$110,340
160
5 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$109,760
110
6 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$109,550
50
7 Urban Honolulu, USA
$108,460
50
8 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$107,220
40
9 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$105,780
80
10 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$105,720
30
11 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$104,290
800
12 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$103,640
630
13 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$103,610
60
14 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$103,510
360
15 Camden, New Jersey
$101,630
30
16 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$101,390
40
17 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$101,290
290
18 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$101,020
50
19 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$100,610
60
20 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$100,600
140
21 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$99,680
180
22 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$99,600
230
23 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$99,360
240
24 Boulder, Colorado
$98,960
1,080
25 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$98,760
250
26 Honolulu, Hawaii
$98,400
50
27 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$98,000
190
28 Anchorage, Alaska
$97,970
60
29 Huntsville, Alabama
$97,690
140
30 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$97,600
40
31 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$97,250
30
32 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$96,990
n/a
33 Wichita, Kansas
$96,670
30
34 Kansas City, Missouri
$96,250
120
35 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$96,210
180
36 Idaho Falls, Idaho
$96,140
n/a
37 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
$95,720
30
38 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$95,510
n/a
39 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$95,350
40
40 St Louis, Missouri
$95,030
30
41 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$94,870
160
42 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$94,490
150
43 Jacksonville, Florida
$93,820
30
44 Tuscaloosa, Alabama
$93,240
60
45 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$93,130
30
46 East Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$93,100
n/a
47 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$92,960
50
48 Bismarck, North Dakota
$92,620
n/a
49 Asheville, North Carolina
$92,320
60
50 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$91,830
40
51 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$91,600
100
52 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$90,770
40
53 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$89,590
190
54 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$89,320
120
55 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$89,020
70
56 Memphis, Tennessee
$89,010
30
57 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$89,000
40
58 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$87,470
100
59 Lubbock, Texas
$86,610
40
60 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$84,410
50
61 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$84,350
30
62 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$83,840
40
63 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$83,810
40
64 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$83,250
100
65 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$83,080
190
66 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$83,080
190
67 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$81,430
50
68 Richmond, Virginia
$79,760
40
69 Rapid City, South Dakota
$78,670
40
70 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$77,390
110
71 San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
$76,450
30
72 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$75,850
40
73 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$75,290
50
74 Jackson, Mississippi
$74,620
n/a
75 Salt Lake City, Utah
$74,580
210
76 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$74,400
n/a
77 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$73,510
70
78 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$72,400
130
79 Madison, Wisconsin
$72,130
100
80 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$71,750
130
81 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$70,820
40
82 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$70,780
40
83 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$69,820
230
84 Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
$68,240
70
85 Corpus Christi, Texas
$66,000
50
86 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$64,490
n/a
87 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$64,490
n/a
88 Dayton, Ohio
$63,300
30
89 Tallahassee, Florida
$62,210
40
90 Mobile, Alabama
$60,790
40
91 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$60,660
50
92 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, South Carolina
$57,990
n/a
93 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$56,910
50
94 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Michigan
$53,900
50
95 Grand Forks, North Dakota
$51,560
40
96 Billings, Montana
$49,490
40
97 Salem, Oregon
$49,080
n/a
98 El Paso, Texas
$39,340
40
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