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Highest Paying Cities for Biomedical Engineers

The top 81 highest paying cities for biomedical engineers (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 biomedical engineers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $124,060, San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California is the highest paying city for biomedical engineers. It is followed by Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California (average annual salary $113,020). 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 biomedical engineers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 81 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Biomedical Engineers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$124,060
590
2 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$113,020
130
3 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$109,720
180
4 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$108,940
70
5 Nashua, New Hampshire
$103,670
60
6 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$101,760
1,150
7 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$100,180
1,080
8 Framingham, Massachusetts
$98,930
230
9 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$98,870
350
10 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$96,720
130
11 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$95,710
630
12 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$95,620
1,670
13 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$95,520
n/a
14 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$95,400
370
15 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$94,350
370
16 Boulder, Colorado
$94,200
180
17 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$93,720
900
18 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$93,270
40
19 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$92,160
550
20 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$90,580
540
21 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$90,320
170
22 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$89,630
2,660
23 Worcester, Massachusetts
$89,630
70
24 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$89,460
430
25 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$88,910
560
26 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$88,480
710
27 Reading, Pennsylvania
$88,360
n/a
28 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$87,870
150
29 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$87,370
270
30 Richmond, Virginia
$86,990
50
31 Gainesville, Florida
$86,950
70
32 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, South Carolina
$86,760
30
33 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$86,550
270
34 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$86,180
2,070
35 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$85,800
950
36 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$85,720
30
37 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$85,300
130
38 Kansas City, Missouri
$83,030
80
39 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$82,500
410
40 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$82,480
400
41 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$81,900
40
42 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$81,520
40
43 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$81,330
60
44 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$80,840
n/a
45 Springfield, Massachusetts
$80,590
100
46 Syracuse, New York
$80,450
n/a
47 Memphis, Tennessee
$80,160
110
48 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$79,680
300
49 Dayton, Ohio
$79,530
50
50 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$79,530
120
51 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$78,740
130
52 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$78,120
160
53 Madison, Wisconsin
$77,220
60
54 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$76,860
40
55 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$76,570
220
56 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$76,480
60
57 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$75,630
40
58 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$74,490
140
59 Salt Lake City, Utah
$74,460
510
60 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$73,750
70
61 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$73,600
110
62 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$73,340
170
63 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$72,960
40
64 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
$72,720
50
65 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$72,350
50
66 Ogden-Clearfield, Utah
$72,320
40
67 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$72,280
210
68 Columbus, Ohio
$72,180
60
69 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$71,360
30
70 St Louis, Missouri
$71,240
40
71 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$69,910
170
72 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, South Carolina
$69,740
40
73 Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area, Indiana
$69,700
100
74 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$69,320
270
75 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$68,980
110
76 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$67,840
320
77 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$63,820
260
78 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$61,120
30
79 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$60,130
240
80 Bloomington, Indiana
$60,030
80
81 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$58,400
30
See also: Highest paying industries for biomedical engineers.