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Highest Paying Cities for Chemists

The top 100 highest paying cities for chemists (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 chemists in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $137,370, Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma is the highest paying city for chemists. It is followed by Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA (average annual salary $120,080). 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 chemists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Chemists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$137,370
100
2 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$120,080
1,950
3 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$119,620
3,040
4 San Rafael, USA
$117,870
70
5 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$116,980
1,100
6 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$116,880
1,790
7 Peoria, Illinois
$114,920
70
8 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$110,630
40
9 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$105,160
1,710
10 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$104,780
150
11 Cleveland, Tennessee
$104,120
n/a
12 Salinas, California
$102,850
30
13 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$102,060
590
14 Decatur, Alabama
$102,000
60
15 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$100,660
50
16 New Haven, Connecticut
$100,270
290
17 East Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$99,840
100
18 Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area, Alabama
$99,180
30
19 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia
$98,820
40
20 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$98,790
610
21 Athens-Clarke County, Georgia
$98,420
120
22 Dayton, Ohio
$97,110
190
23 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$96,620
3,190
24 Boulder, Colorado
$96,210
340
25 Charlottesville, Virginia
$95,720
30
26 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$95,660
820
27 Knoxville, Tennessee
$95,320
230
28 Harrisonburg, Virginia
$95,080
n/a
29 Idaho Falls, Idaho
$94,460
120
30 Pueblo, Colorado
$94,370
50
31 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$94,250
1,140
32 South Georgia nonmetropolitan area, Georgia
$93,820
40
33 Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$93,500
30
34 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, Virginia
$92,790
180
35 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$92,590
1,710
36 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
$91,730
240
37 Framingham, Massachusetts
$91,680
240
38 Wilmington, New Jersey
$90,710
3,370
39 Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$89,830
n/a
40 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$89,720
n/a
41 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$89,410
190
42 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$88,990
50
43 Jackson, Michigan
$88,880
60
44 Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$88,590
70
45 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$88,540
140
46 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$88,180
160
47 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$88,160
160
48 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$88,080
2,580
49 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$87,990
230
50 Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$87,570
160
51 Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$87,350
40
52 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$87,150
30
53 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$87,010
1,390
54 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$86,710
2,590
55 Greeley, Colorado
$86,360
60
56 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$86,110
40
57 Savannah, Georgia
$85,990
70
58 Bay City, Michigan
$85,410
60
59 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$85,000
40
60 Pine Bluff, Arkansas
$84,850
130
61 Anchorage, Alaska
$84,750
80
62 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$84,410
60
63 Danbury, Connecticut
$84,330
90
64 Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
$84,190
40
65 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$84,160
730
66 Huntsville, Alabama
$83,910
240
67 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$83,540
1,160
68 Waco, Texas
$82,850
60
69 Augusta-Richmond County, South Carolina
$82,840
290
70 Redding, California
$82,650
n/a
71 Niles-Benton Harbor, Michigan
$82,040
40
72 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$81,850
280
73 Waterbury, Connecticut
$81,840
50
74 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$81,830
190
75 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$81,750
190
76 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$81,660
7,040
77 Bloomington, Indiana
$81,560
260
78 Longview, Texas
$81,460
30
79 West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area, Arkansas
$81,360
50
80 Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$81,000
70
81 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$80,910
1,460
82 Spartanburg, South Carolina
$80,690
160
83 State College, Pennsylvania
$80,610
70
84 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$80,210
420
85 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$80,150
240
86 Fairbanks, Alaska
$80,060
40
87 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$80,050
530
88 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$80,020
70
89 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$80,010
8,050
90 Worcester, Massachusetts
$79,830
120
91 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$79,580
110
92 Kalamazoo-Portage, Michigan
$79,370
230
93 South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area, Arkansas
$79,340
60
94 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$79,220
2,020
95 Richmond, Virginia
$79,050
490
96 Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$79,050
60
97 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$78,920
580
98 East Stroudsburg, USA
$78,800
50
99 West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$78,460
100
100 Bowling Green, Kentucky
$78,180
30
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