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Highest Paying Cities for Conservation Scientists

The top 100 highest paying cities for conservation 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 conservation scientists in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $119,140, Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland is the highest paying city for conservation scientists. It is followed by Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut (average annual salary $101,350). 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 conservation scientists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Conservation Scientists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$119,140
50
2 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$101,350
n/a
3 Springfield, Massachusetts
$99,410
40
4 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$95,390
50
5 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$94,830
50
6 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$91,480
30
7 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$90,830
220
8 Anchorage, Alaska
$90,320
90
9 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$89,320
100
10 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$87,110
40
11 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$86,490
60
12 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$83,520
50
13 Corvallis, Oregon
$82,060
70
14 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$81,560
30
15 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$80,270
40
16 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$80,140
810
17 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$80,020
110
18 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$79,420
n/a
19 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$78,390
50
20 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$77,790
40
21 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$77,490
740
22 West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$77,020
60
23 Honolulu, Hawaii
$76,930
60
24 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$76,240
70
25 North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$75,750
50
26 Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area, Indiana
$75,420
40
27 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$75,040
480
28 Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$75,040
40
29 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$74,370
540
30 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$73,540
n/a
31 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$73,070
30
32 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$72,920
40
33 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$72,670
140
34 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$72,490
100
35 Springfield, Missouri
$72,290
30
36 Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$72,220
30
37 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$71,890
80
38 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$71,790
120
39 Kansas nonmetropolitan area, Kansas
$71,520
120
40 West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$71,120
30
41 West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$71,110
30
42 Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$71,110
40
43 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
$70,800
80
44 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$70,680
70
45 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$70,540
90
46 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$70,520
n/a
47 Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$70,280
30
48 Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$70,280
30
49 Boulder, Colorado
$69,320
120
50 Tucson, Arizona
$69,220
40
51 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$69,190
30
52 Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$69,130
30
53 North Arizona nonmetropolitan area, Arizona
$69,120
60
54 Kansas City, Missouri
$68,980
70
55 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$68,170
140
56 Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$67,650
30
57 Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$67,330
40
58 Salem, Oregon
$67,170
50
59 East Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$67,160
60
60 Salt Lake City, Utah
$67,140
40
61 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$67,000
160
62 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$66,690
60
63 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$66,580
50
64 Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$66,430
40
65 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$65,840
240
66 East Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$65,790
50
67 North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$65,180
50
68 Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$65,180
40
69 South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$64,210
40
70 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$64,000
100
71 Madison, Wisconsin
$64,000
280
72 Bismarck, North Dakota
$63,710
60
73 West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$63,660
40
74 Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$63,230
40
75 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$63,210
70
76 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$63,200
50
77 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$63,200
120
78 Missoula, Montana
$63,190
70
79 Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$63,180
90
80 West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$62,850
60
81 Richmond, Virginia
$62,510
30
82 Kalamazoo-Portage, Michigan
$62,490
50
83 Lafayette, Louisiana
$62,490
70
84 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$62,250
500
85 Olympia, Washington
$62,240
220
86 West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$62,240
80
87 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$62,110
30
88 Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$62,030
50
89 North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$62,010
30
90 Flagstaff, Arizona
$62,000
70
91 Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$61,970
70
92 Columbia, Missouri
$61,820
50
93 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$61,790
60
94 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$61,610
200
95 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$61,510
40
96 Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$61,300
80
97 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$61,300
30
98 East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$61,220
80
99 Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$60,910
30
100 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$60,810
180
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