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Highest Paying Cities for Computer and Information Research Scientists

The top 80 highest paying cities for computer and information research 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 computer and information research scientists in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $170,130, Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida is the highest paying city for computer and information research scientists. It is followed by Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington (average annual salary $144,220). 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 computer and information research scientists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 80 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Computer and Information Research Scientists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$170,130
50
2 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$144,220
770
3 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$143,830
780
4 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$140,240
1,090
5 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$137,810
70
6 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$136,260
410
7 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$135,050
1,590
8 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$126,380
2,730
9 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$125,690
3,400
10 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$124,750
n/a
11 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$123,980
900
12 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$121,290
900
13 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$120,080
1,240
14 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$119,940
590
15 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$119,850
220
16 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$119,690
870
17 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$119,220
930
18 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$118,530
340
19 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$118,120
310
20 Charlottesville, Virginia
$117,950
40
21 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$115,680
950
22 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$115,010
430
23 Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$114,350
620
24 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$114,060
30
25 St Marys County, Maryland
$114,040
240
26 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$113,640
860
27 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$113,450
1,180
28 Huntsville, Alabama
$113,030
170
29 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$112,030
180
30 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$110,910
440
31 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$110,770
60
32 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$110,080
n/a
33 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$110,060
360
34 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$109,840
50
35 Honolulu, Hawaii
$108,340
80
36 Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area, Arizona
$107,440
60
37 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$107,030
160
38 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$106,070
480
39 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$105,290
330
40 Kansas City, Missouri
$105,240
140
41 Dayton, Ohio
$104,750
100
42 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$104,710
270
43 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$104,330
340
44 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$104,110
190
45 Boulder, Colorado
$103,230
90
46 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$102,110
n/a
47 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$100,450
40
48 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$99,600
870
49 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$99,460
680
50 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$98,530
160
51 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$97,600
100
52 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$97,590
60
53 Jacksonville, Florida
$97,290
40
54 Utica-Rome, New York
$96,180
130
55 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$95,920
80
56 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$92,870
80
57 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$92,290
590
58 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, South Carolina
$91,820
300
59 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$91,080
420
60 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$90,920
50
61 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$89,670
50
62 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$88,820
50
63 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$88,440
50
64 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$88,180
100
65 Anchorage, Alaska
$87,860
50
66 Salt Lake City, Utah
$87,670
180
67 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$86,970
580
68 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$86,030
550
69 Knoxville, Tennessee
$85,210
70
70 St Louis, Missouri
$84,740
110
71 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$84,130
430
72 Ogden-Clearfield, Utah
$83,250
370
73 Wilmington, New Jersey
$81,800
90
74 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$78,960
n/a
75 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$72,050
40
76 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$71,120
120
77 Syracuse, New York
$66,200
50
78 Madison, Wisconsin
$63,180
n/a
79 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$58,380
30
80 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$57,290
40
See also: Highest paying industries for computer and information research scientists.