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Highest Paying Cities for Biochemists and Biophysicists

The top 100 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 $124,060, New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York is the highest paying city for biochemists and biophysicists. It is followed by Framingham, Massachusetts (average annual salary $121,690). 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 biochemists and biophysicists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Biochemists and Biophysicists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$124,060
5,610
2 Framingham, Massachusetts
$121,690
190
3 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$119,320
240
4 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$116,210
50
5 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$115,680
3,480
6 New Haven, Connecticut
$113,550
280
7 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$110,180
370
8 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$108,940
3,040
9 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$108,200
3,820
10 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$106,920
540
11 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$106,360
100
12 Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$105,030
50
13 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$104,290
1,030
14 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$104,270
80
15 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$102,990
40
16 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$102,880
280
17 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$100,890
1,090
18 Kalamazoo-Portage, Michigan
$100,690
180
19 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$99,080
1,880
20 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$98,280
50
21 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$97,950
n/a
22 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$97,160
60
23 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$96,730
70
24 Worcester, Massachusetts
$96,230
170
25 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$96,200
130
26 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$95,940
1,000
27 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$95,210
40
28 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$95,170
180
29 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$93,300
60
30 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$92,910
830
31 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$92,750
330
32 Wilmington, New Jersey
$91,700
140
33 Peabody, Massachusetts
$91,410
180
34 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$90,880
n/a
35 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$90,660
1,020
36 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$89,920
820
37 Camden, New Jersey
$88,580
70
38 Corvallis, Oregon
$88,480
n/a
39 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$88,090
n/a
40 Rochester, New York
$87,840
60
41 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$87,770
170
42 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$87,510
200
43 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$87,200
30
44 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$86,460
720
45 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$85,570
80
46 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$85,550
1,410
47 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$85,060
70
48 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$84,380
530
49 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$84,300
980
50 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$84,120
1,030
51 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$84,030
1,900
52 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$83,830
270
53 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$83,380
770
54 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$82,800
1,280
55 Memphis, Tennessee
$82,620
170
56 Richmond, Virginia
$82,410
150
57 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, South Carolina
$82,180
n/a
58 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$81,740
160
59 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$81,370
1,030
60 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$81,170
350
61 Ithaca, New York
$80,910
60
62 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$80,370
690
63 Salt Lake City, Utah
$79,670
130
64 Kansas City, Missouri
$77,450
50
65 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$76,350
n/a
66 St Louis, Missouri
$76,200
210
67 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$75,220
100
68 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$75,090
40
69 Dayton, Ohio
$74,900
100
70 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$74,890
380
71 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$74,670
40
72 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$74,170
160
73 Boulder, Colorado
$73,620
270
74 Madison, Wisconsin
$72,750
170
75 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$72,560
30
76 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$72,370
100
77 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$71,690
930
78 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$71,280
140
79 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$70,760
50
80 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, USA
$69,760
n/a
81 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$68,700
40
82 Ames, Iowa
$68,320
40
83 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$67,380
190
84 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$66,820
530
85 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$66,400
40
86 Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, Florida
$64,340
n/a
87 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$64,030
270
88 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$63,970
150
89 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$63,920
260
90 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, Florida
$61,480
90
91 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$60,890
70
92 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$60,220
210
93 Charlottesville, Virginia
$59,400
130
94 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$59,190
70
95 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida
$58,260
n/a
96 Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$58,200
40
97 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$56,790
40
98 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$56,120
n/a
99 Gainesville, Florida
$55,970
90
100 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$55,840
300
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