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Highest Paying Cities for Food Scientists and Technologists

The top 100 highest paying cities for food scientists and technologists (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 food scientists and technologists in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $86,230, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia is the highest paying city for food scientists and technologists. It is followed by Salinas, California (average annual salary $85,720). 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 food scientists and technologists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Food Scientists and Technologists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$86,230
30
2 Salinas, California
$85,720
30
3 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Missouri
$85,470
80
4 Stockton, California
$82,860
70
5 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$82,650
50
6 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$80,040
290
7 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$78,120
430
8 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$77,660
400
9 Green Bay, Wisconsin
$76,940
50
10 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$76,030
90
11 Manhattan, Kansas
$75,490
50
12 Janesville, Wisconsin
$75,380
n/a
13 Modesto, California
$74,590
80
14 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$74,350
60
15 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$74,120
60
16 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$74,070
70
17 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$73,700
30
18 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$73,260
130
19 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$73,180
150
20 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$73,160
n/a
21 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$73,130
340
22 Appleton, Wisconsin
$72,520
60
23 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$71,890
300
24 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$71,520
1,260
25 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$71,500
80
26 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$71,500
380
27 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$70,810
360
28 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$70,660
40
29 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$70,630
50
30 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$70,330
40
31 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$68,490
140
32 La Crosse, Wisconsin
$68,290
40
33 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$68,030
170
34 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$67,650
100
35 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$67,560
40
36 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$67,550
170
37 Kansas City, Missouri
$67,430
230
38 Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$66,560
30
39 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$66,440
60
40 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$66,080
40
41 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$65,570
220
42 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$65,490
180
43 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$64,170
50
44 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$63,970
140
45 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$63,390
680
46 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$63,290
180
47 Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$63,100
50
48 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$63,040
230
49 St Louis, Missouri
$62,190
80
50 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$61,510
60
51 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$61,460
60
52 Madison, Wisconsin
$60,990
120
53 Camden, New Jersey
$60,810
80
54 Cedar Rapids, Iowa
$60,510
70
55 West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$60,290
50
56 Fargo, North Dakota
$60,240
70
57 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$60,140
30
58 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$59,980
250
59 Rockford, Illinois
$59,560
40
60 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$59,560
90
61 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$58,410
330
62 Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$58,320
40
63 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$57,860
80
64 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$57,850
590
65 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$57,660
80
66 Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$57,250
30
67 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$56,960
n/a
68 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Michigan
$55,950
40
69 Knoxville, Tennessee
$55,920
40
70 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, New Jersey
$55,760
60
71 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$55,580
40
72 Visalia-Porterville, California
$55,030
60
73 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$54,440
30
74 Oshkosh-Neenah, Wisconsin
$54,420
n/a
75 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$53,610
210
76 Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida
$53,590
50
77 Memphis, Tennessee
$53,580
80
78 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$53,460
30
79 Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$53,400
n/a
80 Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$52,710
40
81 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$52,570
30
82 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$52,560
60
83 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$52,050
30
84 Columbus, Ohio
$51,850
60
85 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$50,910
n/a
86 West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$50,120
80
87 South Georgia nonmetropolitan area, Georgia
$49,550
110
88 Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$47,250
80
89 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$46,030
210
90 Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area, Indiana
$45,980
30
91 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$45,850
30
92 St Joseph, Missouri
$44,580
70
93 Fresno, California
$41,030
40
94 Kansas nonmetropolitan area, Kansas
$39,580
80
95 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$38,540
40
96 Salem, Oregon
$38,270
40
97 San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
$36,760
50
98 Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$36,160
30
99 Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$27,970
n/a
See also: Highest paying industries for food scientists and technologists.