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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 $129,290, Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma is the highest paying city for chemists. It is followed by Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia (average annual salary $119,330). 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 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
$129,290
90
2 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$119,330
1,130
3 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$118,750
3,030
4 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$116,880
1,790
5 New Haven, Connecticut
$110,700
380
6 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$106,330
40
7 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$104,640
40
8 Cleveland, Tennessee
$104,120
n/a
9 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$100,340
800
10 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$98,930
1,970
11 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$98,770
950
12 Framingham, Massachusetts
$98,210
240
13 Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area, Alabama
$97,920
30
14 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$97,200
140
15 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$95,980
3,390
16 Charlottesville, Virginia
$95,720
30
17 South Georgia nonmetropolitan area, Georgia
$93,800
40
18 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$93,730
160
19 Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$93,500
30
20 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$93,040
270
21 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$92,990
980
22 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, Virginia
$92,790
180
23 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$92,560
60
24 Dayton, Ohio
$92,470
200
25 Boulder, Colorado
$92,440
370
26 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia
$92,220
60
27 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$91,310
1,400
28 Wilmington, New Jersey
$90,710
3,370
29 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$89,720
n/a
30 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$88,890
470
31 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$88,680
340
32 Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$88,590
70
33 Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$87,780
140
34 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$87,450
770
35 Gainesville, Georgia
$87,230
40
36 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$86,640
740
37 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$85,900
570
38 Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area, South Carolina
$85,890
40
39 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$85,860
1,830
40 Pine Bluff, Arkansas
$84,850
130
41 Peoria, Illinois
$84,250
110
42 Huntsville, Alabama
$83,910
240
43 Kalamazoo-Portage, Michigan
$83,730
230
44 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$83,540
410
45 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$82,910
40
46 Savannah, Georgia
$82,870
40
47 Augusta-Richmond County, South Carolina
$82,840
170
48 Richmond, Virginia
$82,080
540
49 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$82,060
2,680
50 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$81,850
280
51 Knoxville, Tennessee
$81,770
170
52 Bloomington, Indiana
$81,560
260
53 Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$81,250
160
54 West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$80,870
70
55 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida
$80,690
30
56 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$80,660
200
57 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$80,540
290
58 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$80,240
70
59 South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$80,170
110
60 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$79,680
390
61 South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area, Arkansas
$79,340
60
62 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$79,220
2,020
63 Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$79,080
80
64 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$78,710
7,040
65 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$78,620
150
66 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$78,610
170
67 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$78,550
2,490
68 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$78,300
460
69 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$78,190
990
70 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$77,910
110
71 Midland, Texas
$77,780
60
72 St Joseph, Missouri
$77,750
60
73 Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, New Hampshire
$77,630
50
74 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$77,520
2,100
75 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa
$77,460
40
76 Erie, Pennsylvania
$77,420
40
77 Springfield, Massachusetts
$77,250
70
78 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$77,030
2,760
79 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$76,840
7,960
80 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$76,680
1,560
81 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$76,420
340
82 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$75,990
70
83 Dalton, Georgia
$75,940
70
84 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$75,540
1,030
85 Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$75,530
70
86 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$75,220
1,440
87 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$75,080
1,060
88 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$74,860
1,450
89 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$74,760
2,220
90 Corpus Christi, Texas
$74,700
50
91 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$74,140
420
92 Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$74,120
60
93 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$73,410
520
94 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$73,250
170
95 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$73,240
170
96 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$73,230
240
97 Burlington, North Carolina
$73,180
30
98 Lynchburg, Virginia
$73,030
120
99 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$72,780
60
100 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, South Carolina
$72,710
80
See also: Highest paying industries for chemists.