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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 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska (average annual salary $113,780). 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 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 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$113,780
40
3 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$101,350
n/a
4 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$99,010
70
5 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$98,230
60
6 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$94,280
50
7 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$93,690
30
8 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$90,860
90
9 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$90,490
70
10 Napa, California
$90,150
30
11 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$89,180
250
12 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$87,840
50
13 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$86,790
30
14 Corvallis, Oregon
$86,590
70
15 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$85,740
30
16 Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$85,660
40
17 Anchorage, Alaska
$85,380
80
18 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$84,720
30
19 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$84,160
170
20 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$82,110
900
21 Salinas, California
$81,940
90
22 South Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$81,790
40
23 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$81,560
30
24 North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$81,550
60
25 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$80,020
110
26 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$79,620
50
27 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$79,420
n/a
28 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$79,040
340
29 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$78,810
830
30 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$78,450
100
31 West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$78,260
60
32 Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area, Indiana
$78,260
30
33 Bismarck, North Dakota
$78,170
30
34 East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$76,970
40
35 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$76,950
30
36 Honolulu, Hawaii
$76,930
60
37 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$76,070
40
38 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$75,540
120
39 Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$75,030
50
40 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$74,610
n/a
41 Dutchess County-Putnam County, USA
$74,530
40
42 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$74,370
480
43 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$74,360
90
44 Northeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area, USA
$74,350
30
45 Salem, Oregon
$74,340
60
46 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$74,270
30
47 Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$74,270
30
48 Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$74,260
30
49 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$73,540
n/a
50 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$72,990
70
51 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$72,920
160
52 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$72,920
40
53 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$72,900
70
54 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$72,750
40
55 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$72,670
140
56 Northwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area, USA
$72,540
30
57 Tucson, Arizona
$72,540
40
58 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$72,260
170
59 Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$72,240
30
60 Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$72,240
50
61 Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$72,220
30
62 Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$72,170
40
63 Urban Honolulu, USA
$71,990
60
64 Kansas nonmetropolitan area, Kansas
$71,520
120
65 Syracuse, New York
$71,280
50
66 West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$71,120
30
67 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$71,110
270
68 Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$70,630
40
69 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$70,520
n/a
70 Springfield, Massachusetts
$70,480
80
71 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$70,470
50
72 North Arizona nonmetropolitan area, Arizona
$70,400
50
73 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$70,330
100
74 Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$70,280
30
75 North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$70,250
50
76 Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$70,250
50
77 La Crosse, Wisconsin
$70,210
30
78 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$69,290
60
79 Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$69,130
30
80 Kansas City, Missouri
$68,980
70
81 Boulder, Colorado
$68,850
110
82 West Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$68,240
70
83 Duluth, Wisconsin
$68,230
30
84 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
$68,220
80
85 Richmond, Virginia
$68,040
30
86 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$67,880
50
87 East Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$67,750
50
88 North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$67,670
150
89 Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$67,650
30
90 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$66,300
40
91 Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$66,250
30
92 Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$66,240
30
93 Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area, Utah
$66,240
50
94 Lafayette, Louisiana
$66,240
70
95 East Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$66,240
70
96 Springfield, Missouri
$66,230
30
97 Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$66,170
70
98 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$66,110
260
99 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$66,060
60
100 Madison, Wisconsin
$65,520
250
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