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Highest Paying Cities for Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)

The top 100 highest paying cities for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) (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 geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $148,320, Midland, Texas is the highest paying city for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers). It is followed by Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma (average annual salary $134,900). 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 geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Midland, Texas
$148,320
330
2 Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$134,900
120
3 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$134,090
5,170
4 Salinas, California
$133,950
60
5 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$126,210
190
6 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$125,300
240
7 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$123,230
270
8 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$120,820
310
9 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$119,130
110
10 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$117,230
400
11 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$114,670
1,160
12 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$113,040
130
13 Tyler, Texas
$113,030
30
14 Lafayette, Louisiana
$112,300
200
15 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$112,160
570
16 Urban Honolulu, USA
$111,240
100
17 Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$110,980
50
18 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$110,900
120
19 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, South Carolina
$110,080
30
20 Corpus Christi, Texas
$108,650
80
21 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$107,500
160
22 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$107,090
220
23 Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$106,960
120
24 Anchorage, Alaska
$106,340
250
25 Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$105,560
50
26 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$105,480
260
27 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$103,550
60
28 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$103,360
450
29 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$103,350
50
30 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$102,890
710
31 East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$102,760
30
32 Fresno, California
$102,370
60
33 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$101,310
230
34 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$100,050
50
35 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$99,470
410
36 North Arizona nonmetropolitan area, Arizona
$98,090
n/a
37 South Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$97,760
n/a
38 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$97,660
70
39 Elgin, USA
$97,650
n/a
40 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$97,140
70
41 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$94,930
100
42 North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$94,910
50
43 Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
$94,340
260
44 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$94,080
240
45 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$94,070
60
46 Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$93,920
30
47 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, South Carolina
$93,690
30
48 Southeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area, USA
$93,660
n/a
49 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$93,180
220
50 Central Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$92,730
60
51 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$92,450
510
52 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$92,450
70
53 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$92,350
80
54 North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$91,500
110
55 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$91,410
220
56 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$91,050
n/a
57 Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$90,650
140
58 Huntsville, Alabama
$90,500
40
59 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$90,250
40
60 Farmington, New Mexico
$90,130
80
61 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$89,280
60
62 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$89,220
1,780
63 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$88,660
90
64 Honolulu, Hawaii
$87,810
70
65 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$86,800
360
66 Rochester, New York
$86,630
70
67 Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$86,550
50
68 Wichita, Kansas
$86,440
40
69 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$86,370
220
70 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$86,120
30
71 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$85,960
90
72 Grand Junction, Colorado
$85,800
50
73 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$85,750
50
74 Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, Louisiana
$85,700
n/a
75 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$85,590
70
76 Wilmington, New Jersey
$85,170
50
77 Redding, California
$84,830
40
78 Jacksonville, Florida
$84,400
60
79 Spokane, Washington
$84,310
30
80 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$84,200
360
81 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$83,970
50
82 Kansas City, Missouri
$83,610
160
83 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$82,540
190
84 Jackson, Mississippi
$82,310
40
85 Boulder, Colorado
$82,170
430
86 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$82,130
170
87 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$82,120
130
88 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$82,090
510
89 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$82,020
40
90 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$81,790
710
91 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$81,750
130
92 Fairbanks, Alaska
$81,400
100
93 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$81,340
60
94 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$81,080
50
95 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$80,690
770
96 Bend, Oregon
$80,290
n/a
97 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$80,210
360
98 Casper, Wyoming
$79,840
30
99 Columbia, South Carolina
$79,790
40
100 Abilene, Texas
$79,730
30
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