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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 $125,110, 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 $111,410). 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 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
$125,110
370
2 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$111,410
2,660
3 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$106,900
1,070
4 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$104,380
3,350
5 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$99,510
2,620
6 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$96,810
1,460
7 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$95,350
330
8 Midland, Texas
$94,480
110
9 Dutchess County-Putnam County, USA
$91,290
40
10 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$89,900
210
11 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$89,030
690
12 Idaho Falls, Idaho
$87,940
60
13 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$87,820
1,970
14 San Rafael, USA
$86,850
90
15 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$86,780
1,440
16 Boulder, Colorado
$86,710
1,000
17 York-Hanover, Pennsylvania
$86,460
30
18 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$86,320
890
19 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$85,910
1,570
20 State College, Pennsylvania
$85,070
40
21 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$84,460
250
22 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$84,100
2,480
23 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$84,050
940
24 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$82,810
160
25 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$82,710
370
26 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$82,680
110
27 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$82,200
4,280
28 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$82,170
2,390
29 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$82,120
2,290
30 North Arizona nonmetropolitan area, Arizona
$81,800
30
31 Salem, Oregon
$81,770
60
32 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$81,610
60
33 Napa, California
$81,490
50
34 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Missouri
$81,330
60
35 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$81,300
170
36 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$81,150
290
37 Rockford, Illinois
$81,090
40
38 Springfield, Illinois
$81,070
130
39 Ithaca, New York
$80,620
30
40 Manchester, New Hampshire
$80,600
50
41 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$80,520
1,420
42 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$80,510
3,170
43 East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$80,380
70
44 Madera-Chowchilla, California
$80,350
n/a
45 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$80,340
420
46 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$80,130
60
47 Anchorage, Alaska
$79,790
340
48 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$79,780
1,630
49 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$79,300
310
50 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$78,960
1,870
51 Rochester-Dover, New Hampshire
$78,910
30
52 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$78,830
970
53 Salinas, California
$78,650
70
54 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$78,560
4,190
55 Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
$78,100
160
56 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$77,930
730
57 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$77,650
1,150
58 New Haven, Connecticut
$77,600
70
59 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$77,600
620
60 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$77,600
1,130
61 North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$77,590
40
62 North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$77,590
160
63 Redding, California
$77,590
90
64 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$77,590
100
65 Kansas City, Missouri
$77,390
390
66 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$77,370
60
67 Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$77,080
30
68 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$76,700
720
69 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$76,520
1,470
70 Tacoma, Washington
$76,440
240
71 West Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$76,410
40
72 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, South Carolina
$76,270
90
73 Longview, Washington
$76,110
n/a
74 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$76,000
40
75 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$75,940
2,500
76 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$75,860
90
77 Fresno, California
$75,850
370
78 Modesto, California
$75,840
40
79 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$75,630
890
80 Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$75,420
80
81 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$75,230
1,120
82 Casper, Wyoming
$75,190
30
83 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$75,110
100
84 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$74,820
150
85 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$74,770
280
86 Columbia, Missouri
$74,700
40
87 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$74,590
790
88 Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$74,210
60
89 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$74,160
40
90 Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area, Utah
$74,140
30
91 Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$74,140
50
92 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$74,070
160
93 South Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$73,770
50
94 Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$73,600
50
95 Jackson, Michigan
$73,600
50
96 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$73,590
470
97 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$73,510
560
98 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$73,490
100
99 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$73,330
40
100 Central New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$73,190
40
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