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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 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire (average annual salary $100,640). 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 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 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$100,640
n/a
3 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$98,330
2,940
4 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$98,230
1,560
5 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$97,620
440
6 Dayton, Ohio
$97,450
70
7 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$95,680
4,010
8 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$93,270
370
9 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$93,270
160
10 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$93,270
620
11 Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$92,640
40
12 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$91,850
2,640
13 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$90,980
n/a
14 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$90,820
2,720
15 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$90,810
500
16 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$90,340
540
17 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$90,180
550
18 Peoria, Illinois
$89,560
n/a
19 Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$89,000
200
20 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$88,130
40
21 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$87,690
50
22 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$87,360
110
23 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$86,720
80
24 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$86,670
90
25 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$86,580
30
26 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$86,450
1,070
27 Peabody, Massachusetts
$86,320
50
28 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$85,940
90
29 Salinas, California
$85,600
n/a
30 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$84,530
440
31 Columbus, Ohio
$84,230
170
32 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$84,150
1,310
33 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$84,060
180
34 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$83,880
n/a
35 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$83,340
1,190
36 San Rafael, USA
$83,190
110
37 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$83,100
380
38 Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area, Nebraska
$82,570
30
39 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$82,470
90
40 Anchorage, Alaska
$82,400
150
41 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$82,120
60
42 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$81,930
830
43 El Centro, California
$81,800
50
44 Framingham, Massachusetts
$81,490
80
45 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$81,230
1,790
46 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$81,040
50
47 El Paso, Texas
$80,480
60
48 Richmond, Virginia
$80,400
40
49 Urban Honolulu, USA
$80,220
220
50 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$79,980
2,040
51 Charlottesville, Virginia
$79,550
40
52 Corpus Christi, Texas
$79,540
30
53 St Louis, Missouri
$79,540
170
54 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$79,470
260
55 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$79,470
100
56 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, South Carolina
$79,380
90
57 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$79,160
570
58 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$79,040
230
59 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$78,730
490
60 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$78,360
430
61 Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
$78,320
40
62 Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
$78,260
30
63 Memphis, Tennessee
$78,260
70
64 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$78,260
30
65 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$78,260
360
66 North Arizona nonmetropolitan area, Arizona
$78,250
80
67 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$78,020
690
68 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$78,010
700
69 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$77,950
510
70 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$77,780
130
71 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$77,670
250
72 Lincoln, Nebraska
$77,650
40
73 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$77,250
260
74 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$77,220
110
75 West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$77,010
40
76 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$76,980
110
77 Jackson, Mississippi
$76,970
30
78 Jacksonville, Florida
$76,970
80
79 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$76,970
40
80 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$76,970
260
81 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$76,960
140
82 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$76,890
340
83 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$76,590
120
84 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$76,520
200
85 Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$76,440
40
86 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$76,210
210
87 Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$75,740
30
88 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$75,710
570
89 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$75,660
1,060
90 Fairbanks, Alaska
$75,400
70
91 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$75,260
40
92 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$74,840
80
93 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$74,760
180
94 Salt Lake City, Utah
$74,580
90
95 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida
$74,580
30
96 Morgantown, West Virginia
$74,570
60
97 Billings, Montana
$74,570
40
98 Ames, Iowa
$74,270
60
99 Spokane, Washington
$74,260
50
100 Madison, Wisconsin
$74,260
220
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