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Highest Paying Cities for Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers

The top 100 highest paying cities for postsecondary biological science teachers (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 postsecondary biological science teachers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $120,960, Honolulu, Hawaii is the highest paying city for postsecondary biological science teachers. It is followed by San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California (average annual salary $120,690). 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 postsecondary biological science teachers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Honolulu, Hawaii
$120,960
560
2 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$120,690
200
3 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$114,950
1,260
4 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$113,040
320
5 Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$105,110
40
6 Fresno, California
$104,960
70
7 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$104,530
290
8 Madison, Wisconsin
$100,850
290
9 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$99,640
520
10 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$98,640
140
11 North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$97,570
100
12 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$97,420
590
13 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$95,730
360
14 Columbia, Missouri
$95,670
260
15 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$95,180
2,200
16 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$94,600
3,760
17 Springfield, Massachusetts
$93,530
190
18 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$92,540
280
19 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$91,320
1,390
20 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$91,020
160
21 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$90,630
610
22 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$89,490
180
23 South Bend-Mishawaka, Michigan
$88,910
190
24 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$88,230
450
25 South Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$88,080
60
26 Provo-Orem, Utah
$87,800
150
27 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$87,600
430
28 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$86,940
1,110
29 Columbus, Ohio
$86,850
300
30 Lafayette, Indiana
$85,860
110
31 Lincoln, Nebraska
$85,400
150
32 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$85,370
650
33 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$85,160
360
34 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$84,830
280
35 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$84,020
1,150
36 St Louis, Missouri
$83,920
530
37 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$83,850
260
38 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$83,450
1,500
39 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$83,270
40
40 Worcester, Massachusetts
$83,270
330
41 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$83,060
340
42 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$82,820
150
43 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$82,580
720
44 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$82,240
250
45 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$82,030
160
46 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$81,470
330
47 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$81,410
170
48 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$81,380
1,710
49 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$80,790
1,730
50 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$80,680
90
51 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$80,260
110
52 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$80,170
270
53 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$79,650
600
54 East Georgia nonmetropolitan area, Georgia
$79,110
80
55 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida
$79,000
60
56 Rochester, New York
$78,720
240
57 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$78,610
430
58 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$78,110
400
59 West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$77,890
90
60 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$77,540
80
61 Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$77,220
80
62 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$76,690
240
63 Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$76,560
140
64 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$76,070
1,860
65 Springfield, Missouri
$76,050
80
66 Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$76,040
50
67 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$75,940
1,690
68 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$75,780
950
69 Columbia, South Carolina
$75,690
90
70 San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
$75,430
100
71 Tyler, Texas
$75,330
80
72 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
$75,280
110
73 Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$74,950
80
74 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$74,900
60
75 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida
$74,780
60
76 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$74,170
520
77 Lancaster, Pennsylvania
$74,090
50
78 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$74,020
690
79 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$73,570
980
80 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Michigan
$73,540
160
81 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$73,460
80
82 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$73,420
880
83 Kansas City, Missouri
$73,250
130
84 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$72,860
160
85 Syracuse, New York
$72,160
160
86 Bowling Green, Kentucky
$72,130
40
87 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$71,910
180
88 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$71,830
140
89 Reading, Pennsylvania
$71,550
60
90 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$71,500
240
91 Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$71,420
40
92 Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$71,370
70
93 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$71,310
260
94 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa
$71,020
60
95 Tuscaloosa, Alabama
$70,500
50
96 Knoxville, Tennessee
$70,470
180
97 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$70,150
150
98 Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$69,940
50
99 Bellingham, Washington
$69,830
50
100 Montgomery, Alabama
$69,590
60
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