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Highest Paying Cities for Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists

The top 100 highest paying cities for environmental scientists and health specialists (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 environmental scientists and health specialists in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $120,650, Los Alamos County, New Mexico is the highest paying city for environmental scientists and health specialists. It is followed by Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia (average annual salary $106,290). 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 environmental scientists and health specialists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Los Alamos County, New Mexico
$120,650
360
2 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$106,290
2,810
3 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$106,280
1,190
4 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$104,410
70
5 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$101,380
3,270
6 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$98,200
2,910
7 Midland, Texas
$94,840
150
8 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$94,540
1,660
9 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$90,250
780
10 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$90,040
110
11 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$90,030
250
12 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$87,310
2,040
13 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$87,090
340
14 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$86,090
900
15 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$85,140
1,710
16 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$84,960
1,050
17 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$84,880
2,100
18 Boulder, Colorado
$84,620
920
19 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$84,540
270
20 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$84,050
880
21 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$83,870
220
22 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$82,250
330
23 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$82,200
4,280
24 Salinas, California
$82,170
80
25 Napa, California
$81,860
50
26 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$81,660
2,480
27 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Missouri
$81,330
60
28 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$81,220
2,350
29 Springfield, Illinois
$81,070
130
30 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$80,520
1,420
31 Madera-Chowchilla, California
$80,350
n/a
32 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$79,810
1,040
33 Rochester-Dover, New Hampshire
$78,910
30
34 Anchorage, Alaska
$78,760
380
35 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$78,730
330
36 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$78,630
270
37 Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
$78,100
160
38 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$77,720
100
39 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$77,650
1,150
40 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$77,370
60
41 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$77,250
1,120
42 Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$77,080
30
43 Salem, Oregon
$76,810
70
44 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$76,670
680
45 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$76,440
1,020
46 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$76,410
3,930
47 West Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$76,410
40
48 Kansas City, Missouri
$76,250
510
49 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$76,160
1,800
50 Worcester, Massachusetts
$75,960
30
51 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$75,730
2,070
52 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$75,520
640
53 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$75,450
2,610
54 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$75,180
1,520
55 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$75,160
100
56 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$75,110
100
57 Columbia, Missouri
$74,700
40
58 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$74,610
560
59 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$74,550
50
60 Wichita, Kansas
$74,320
70
61 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$74,160
40
62 South Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$73,770
50
63 Redding, California
$73,510
80
64 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$73,510
100
65 Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$73,510
30
66 Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$73,410
80
67 Tacoma, Washington
$73,350
270
68 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$73,270
60
69 Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$73,210
50
70 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$73,050
200
71 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$73,030
40
72 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$72,930
490
73 Manchester, New Hampshire
$72,900
60
74 Visalia-Porterville, California
$72,700
40
75 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$72,520
440
76 Jackson, Michigan
$72,510
50
77 Dayton, Ohio
$72,470
160
78 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$72,440
320
79 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$72,420
270
80 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$72,030
600
81 Columbus, Ohio
$71,990
890
82 Bend, Oregon
$71,970
40
83 Camden, New Jersey
$71,960
190
84 Peoria, Illinois
$71,950
30
85 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$71,930
200
86 North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$71,850
180
87 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$71,800
90
88 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$71,550
170
89 Fargo, North Dakota
$71,510
50
90 Rapid City, South Dakota
$71,250
40
91 New Haven, Connecticut
$71,200
60
92 Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$71,200
60
93 Fairbanks, Alaska
$71,180
100
94 Toledo, Ohio
$71,020
210
95 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$70,760
560
96 Akron, Ohio
$70,670
240
97 Medford, Oregon
$70,530
30
98 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$70,500
550
99 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$70,200
80
100 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$70,150
1,210
See also: Highest paying industries for environmental scientists and health specialists.