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Highest Paying Cities for Computer and Information Research Scientists

The top 100 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 $169,480, Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida is the highest paying city for computer and information research scientists. It is followed by San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California (average annual salary $153,290). 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 computer and information research scientists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 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
$169,480
50
2 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$153,290
1,260
3 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$146,010
260
4 Nashua, New Hampshire
$137,600
160
5 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$134,660
1,070
6 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$134,460
1,070
7 Charlottesville, Virginia
$131,420
40
8 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$131,170
990
9 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$130,790
1,250
10 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$129,960
2,610
11 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$128,910
1,740
12 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$126,540
710
13 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$125,260
1,330
14 Boulder, Colorado
$125,000
140
15 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$124,750
n/a
16 Huntsville, Alabama
$124,170
170
17 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$124,130
50
18 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$124,110
940
19 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$123,980
900
20 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$123,850
3,460
21 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$121,970
390
22 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$121,350
940
23 California-Lexington Park, USA
$120,980
310
24 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$120,860
240
25 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$119,850
1,040
26 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$118,890
30
27 Provo-Orem, Utah
$117,970
140
28 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$117,960
90
29 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$117,220
1,240
30 Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$116,910
650
31 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$116,880
270
32 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$116,650
410
33 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$116,610
n/a
34 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$116,160
540
35 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$115,810
520
36 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$115,740
400
37 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$115,030
30
38 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$114,890
220
39 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$114,860
290
40 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, Texas
$114,450
30
41 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$114,060
30
42 St Marys County, Maryland
$114,040
240
43 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$113,750
900
44 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$113,450
1,180
45 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$113,300
150
46 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$112,800
60
47 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$112,720
180
48 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$111,510
330
49 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$111,480
30
50 Dayton, Ohio
$110,960
140
51 Worcester, Massachusetts
$110,170
30
52 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$110,090
n/a
53 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$110,080
n/a
54 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$110,060
360
55 Syracuse, New York
$109,260
50
56 Knoxville, Tennessee
$108,720
160
57 Richmond, Virginia
$108,490
30
58 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$108,450
70
59 Honolulu, Hawaii
$108,340
80
60 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$108,190
60
61 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$108,020
30
62 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$107,900
280
63 Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area, Arizona
$107,440
60
64 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$107,030
90
65 Sierra Vista-Douglas, USA
$106,380
80
66 Urban Honolulu, USA
$106,110
120
67 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$104,700
280
68 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$104,260
140
69 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$104,040
670
70 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$102,980
180
71 Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$101,590
90
72 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$101,490
60
73 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$101,220
850
74 Kansas City, Missouri
$101,210
110
75 Utica-Rome, New York
$100,970
120
76 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, USA
$100,280
140
77 Springfield, Massachusetts
$99,090
60
78 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$98,820
150
79 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$98,790
40
80 Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, Florida
$98,640
110
81 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$98,180
100
82 Jacksonville, Florida
$97,290
40
83 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$96,720
800
84 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$95,920
80
85 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$95,860
770
86 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$95,290
80
87 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$94,360
290
88 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$94,240
210
89 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$93,500
90
90 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$93,120
50
91 Lawton, Oklahoma
$92,600
30
92 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, South Carolina
$91,820
300
93 Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
$91,530
120
94 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$91,450
180
95 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$91,080
420
96 Tucson, Arizona
$90,910
70
97 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$90,060
40
98 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$89,730
30
99 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$89,670
80
100 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$89,240
60
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