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Highest Paying Cities for Atmospheric and Space Scientists

The top 61 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 $110,940, Nassau-Suffolk, New York is the highest paying city for atmospheric and space scientists. It is followed by Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia (average annual salary $110,580). 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 atmospheric and space scientists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 61 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Atmospheric and Space Scientists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$110,940
50
2 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$110,580
720
3 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$109,800
520
4 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$109,760
110
5 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$109,510
50
6 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$107,220
40
7 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$104,210
70
8 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$103,510
360
9 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$103,340
60
10 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$101,290
290
11 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$101,020
50
12 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$100,630
90
13 Boulder, Colorado
$98,960
1,080
14 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$98,680
80
15 Kansas City, Missouri
$98,640
110
16 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$98,570
160
17 Honolulu, Hawaii
$98,400
50
18 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$97,240
260
19 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$96,820
320
20 Wichita, Kansas
$96,670
30
21 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$96,230
200
22 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$95,960
30
23 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$95,760
320
24 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
$95,720
30
25 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$95,200
170
26 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$94,190
220
27 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$92,350
50
28 Asheville, North Carolina
$92,320
60
29 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$92,310
70
30 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$92,310
40
31 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$92,030
30
32 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$91,600
100
33 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$90,770
40
34 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$90,070
30
35 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$89,590
190
36 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$87,720
60
37 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$87,520
120
38 Huntsville, Alabama
$86,700
100
39 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$84,350
30
40 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$84,010
160
41 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$83,250
100
42 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$83,070
190
43 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$83,070
190
44 Richmond, Virginia
$78,630
40
45 Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
$78,430
n/a
46 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$78,350
60
47 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$75,690
40
48 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$74,660
180
49 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$74,400
n/a
50 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$73,510
70
51 Madison, Wisconsin
$72,130
100
52 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$68,900
130
53 Corpus Christi, Texas
$66,000
50
54 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$64,490
n/a
55 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$64,490
n/a
56 Salt Lake City, Utah
$63,030
120
57 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$60,660
50
58 Memphis, Tennessee
$58,870
40
59 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Michigan
$53,900
50
60 Billings, Montana
$49,490
40
61 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$45,510
230
See also: Highest paying industries for atmospheric and space scientists.