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Highest Paying Cities for Other Biological Scientists

The top 100 highest paying cities for other biological 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 other biological scientists in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $113,840, Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin is the highest paying city for other biological scientists. It is followed by Ann Arbor, Michigan (average annual salary $102,760). 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 other biological scientists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Other Biological Scientists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$113,840
80
2 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$102,760
40
3 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$99,150
1,350
4 Dayton, Ohio
$95,800
70
5 Framingham, Massachusetts
$95,710
60
6 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$94,920
3,590
7 Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$92,640
40
8 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$91,520
2,130
9 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$90,980
n/a
10 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$90,920
160
11 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$90,820
2,720
12 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$89,920
200
13 Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$89,000
200
14 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$88,400
530
15 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$88,280
410
16 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$88,270
590
17 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$88,230
450
18 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$88,130
40
19 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$87,820
810
20 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$84,980
90
21 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$84,560
90
22 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$84,170
440
23 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$84,060
180
24 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$83,880
n/a
25 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$83,480
160
26 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$83,220
1,170
27 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$82,690
360
28 Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area, Nebraska
$82,570
30
29 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$82,120
60
30 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$81,930
830
31 Columbus, Ohio
$81,860
170
32 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$81,040
50
33 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$79,980
2,040
34 Anchorage, Alaska
$79,540
140
35 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$79,100
230
36 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, South Carolina
$78,870
90
37 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$78,360
430
38 Richmond, Virginia
$78,310
40
39 Jacksonville, Florida
$78,130
80
40 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$77,560
870
41 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$77,370
1,220
42 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$77,220
110
43 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$77,010
30
44 West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$77,010
40
45 Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$76,440
40
46 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$76,140
450
47 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$76,090
210
48 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$75,980
390
49 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$75,940
660
50 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$75,930
670
51 North Arizona nonmetropolitan area, Arizona
$75,750
100
52 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
$75,740
90
53 Memphis, Tennessee
$75,740
100
54 St Louis, Missouri
$75,650
130
55 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$75,260
40
56 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$75,220
570
57 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$75,150
260
58 Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$75,030
40
59 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$74,940
190
60 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$74,910
80
61 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$74,860
170
62 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$74,340
530
63 Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area, Arizona
$74,110
70
64 Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$74,060
90
65 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$73,380
70
66 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$73,300
270
67 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$73,170
210
68 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$73,120
90
69 Rochester, New York
$73,060
30
70 Olympia, Washington
$72,890
70
71 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$72,220
150
72 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$72,190
140
73 Asheville, North Carolina
$72,070
30
74 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$71,770
80
75 Fairbanks, Alaska
$71,340
60
76 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$71,220
80
77 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida
$71,110
30
78 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$71,110
50
79 North Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$71,020
50
80 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$70,880
350
81 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$70,690
170
82 Greenville, North Carolina
$69,900
n/a
83 South Florida nonmetropolitan area, Florida
$69,590
40
84 Madison, Wisconsin
$69,450
270
85 Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$69,140
40
86 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$69,130
50
87 Western Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$69,130
120
88 Missoula, Montana
$69,120
70
89 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Michigan
$68,880
50
90 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$68,870
40
91 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$68,590
50
92 North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$67,940
50
93 Bismarck, North Dakota
$67,840
60
94 Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$67,220
n/a
95 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$67,160
40
96 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$67,160
40
97 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$67,160
80
98 Bend, Oregon
$67,150
40
99 North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$67,150
40
100 Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$67,150
30
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