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Highest Paying Cities for Biochemists and Biophysicists

The top 71 highest paying cities for biochemists and biophysicists (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 biochemists and biophysicists in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $122,290, West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida is the highest paying city for biochemists and biophysicists. It is followed by Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey (average annual salary $119,320). 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 biochemists and biophysicists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 71 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Biochemists and Biophysicists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$122,290
140
2 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$119,320
650
3 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$114,690
60
4 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$107,430
1,120
5 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$105,930
2,190
6 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$105,610
600
7 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$104,430
1,060
8 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$104,270
80
9 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$102,990
40
10 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$102,880
280
11 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$100,890
1,090
12 Wilmington, New Jersey
$99,980
130
13 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$99,850
100
14 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$99,220
330
15 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$98,280
40
16 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$97,960
160
17 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$97,950
n/a
18 Memphis, Tennessee
$97,190
40
19 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$96,720
3,790
20 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$96,200
130
21 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$95,940
1,000
22 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$95,210
40
23 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$93,830
2,140
24 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$93,520
110
25 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$93,090
80
26 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$92,200
2,800
27 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$91,280
1,060
28 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$90,880
n/a
29 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$90,130
920
30 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$89,570
280
31 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$88,090
n/a
32 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$86,670
1,130
33 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$84,960
160
34 Camden, New Jersey
$84,650
70
35 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$83,300
1,320
36 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$82,800
1,280
37 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$82,140
670
38 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$81,370
1,030
39 Salt Lake City, Utah
$79,670
160
40 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$78,870
290
41 St Louis, Missouri
$78,770
760
42 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$77,340
600
43 Kansas City, Missouri
$75,430
60
44 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$74,700
650
45 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$74,670
40
46 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$72,560
30
47 Richmond, Virginia
$71,820
150
48 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$70,760
50
49 Boulder, Colorado
$69,640
220
50 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$68,700
40
51 Framingham, Massachusetts
$68,680
280
52 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$66,980
1,010
53 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$65,560
90
54 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$64,830
390
55 Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, Florida
$64,340
n/a
56 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$64,080
230
57 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$63,760
230
58 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$60,740
210
59 Madison, Wisconsin
$59,660
340
60 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$59,190
70
61 Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$58,200
40
62 Gainesville, Florida
$55,970
90
63 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$53,030
80
64 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$50,790
190
65 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$48,230
120
66 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$48,180
230
67 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$48,140
n/a
68 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$47,730
60
69 Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
$46,030
50
70 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$45,760
80
71 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$41,780
190
See also: Highest paying industries for biochemists and biophysicists.