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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 $131,870, Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas is the highest paying city for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers). It is followed by Midland, Texas (average annual salary $130,950). 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 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 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$131,870
6,470
2 Midland, Texas
$130,950
400
3 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$130,240
n/a
4 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$119,890
260
5 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$119,800
310
6 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$119,630
210
7 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$119,130
80
8 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$118,000
1,480
9 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$117,260
440
10 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$116,480
40
11 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$115,700
450
12 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$113,540
640
13 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$112,640
130
14 Lafayette, Louisiana
$112,300
290
15 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, South Carolina
$110,080
30
16 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$108,720
170
17 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$108,720
230
18 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$107,500
160
19 Anchorage, Alaska
$106,360
300
20 Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$105,560
80
21 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$103,360
410
22 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$102,890
660
23 Fresno, California
$101,940
50
24 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$101,730
250
25 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$101,110
310
26 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$101,050
50
27 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$99,780
50
28 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$99,660
440
29 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$99,580
620
30 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$98,550
40
31 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$98,360
50
32 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$97,730
40
33 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$97,660
70
34 Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
$94,590
260
35 Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$93,920
30
36 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$93,920
140
37 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$93,270
40
38 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$92,860
100
39 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$92,420
170
40 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$92,320
210
41 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$92,200
80
42 Huntsville, Alabama
$91,440
40
43 Spokane, Washington
$91,040
30
44 Wichita, Kansas
$90,760
60
45 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$90,560
70
46 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, South Carolina
$89,690
50
47 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$89,270
130
48 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$89,220
1,780
49 Jacksonville, Florida
$89,100
50
50 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$88,800
70
51 Tyler, Texas
$88,420
40
52 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$88,060
70
53 Honolulu, Hawaii
$87,810
70
54 Corpus Christi, Texas
$87,330
90
55 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$86,840
440
56 Wilmington, New Jersey
$86,800
60
57 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$85,670
100
58 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$85,020
390
59 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$84,860
720
60 Redding, California
$84,830
40
61 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$84,830
50
62 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$83,680
380
63 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$83,330
650
64 Knoxville, Tennessee
$83,300
60
65 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$83,060
220
66 Columbia, South Carolina
$82,610
40
67 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$82,450
170
68 Grand Junction, Colorado
$82,430
40
69 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$81,750
130
70 Kansas City, Missouri
$81,690
150
71 Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$81,670
120
72 Bend, Oregon
$80,290
n/a
73 Casper, Wyoming
$79,840
30
74 Abilene, Texas
$79,730
30
75 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$78,920
190
76 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$78,500
50
77 Boulder, Colorado
$78,480
170
78 Fairbanks, Alaska
$78,120
90
79 Wilmington, North Carolina
$78,040
40
80 Syracuse, New York
$77,830
50
81 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$77,700
930
82 Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$77,650
n/a
83 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$76,960
750
84 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$76,630
60
85 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$76,620
820
86 West Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$76,290
50
87 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$76,120
60
88 Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$76,060
80
89 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$74,720
350
90 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$74,370
220
91 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
$74,340
40
92 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$73,970
60
93 Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$73,430
30
94 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$73,390
110
95 Salt Lake City, Utah
$73,110
150
96 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$73,070
330
97 Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, Florida
$72,940
n/a
98 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$72,870
50
99 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$72,610
650
100 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$72,390
90
See also: Highest paying industries for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers).