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Highest Paying Cities for Other Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians

The top 100 highest paying cities for other life, physical, and social science technicians (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 other life, physical, and social science technicians in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $82,090, Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee is the highest paying city for other life, physical, and social science technicians. It is followed by Framingham, Massachusetts (average annual salary $77,880). 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 other life, physical, and social science technicians in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Other Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$82,090
30
2 Framingham, Massachusetts
$77,880
50
3 North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$72,510
40
4 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$70,090
110
5 Worcester, Massachusetts
$67,030
80
6 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$66,390
540
7 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$62,100
160
8 Morgantown, West Virginia
$61,680
80
9 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$61,260
80
10 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$59,790
1,090
11 Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
$59,700
30
12 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$59,180
2,210
13 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$58,950
1,970
14 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$58,150
80
15 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$57,120
90
16 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$57,010
560
17 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$56,790
2,780
18 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$56,580
1,380
19 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$56,520
260
20 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$55,850
310
21 Salt Lake City, Utah
$55,720
260
22 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$55,500
150
23 Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$55,380
n/a
24 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$55,320
2,350
25 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$55,250
640
26 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$55,020
1,240
27 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$54,940
150
28 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$54,920
590
29 Anchorage, Alaska
$54,900
70
30 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$54,590
260
31 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$54,490
250
32 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$54,490
30
33 Tacoma, Washington
$54,080
60
34 Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area, Missouri
$54,040
40
35 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$54,030
390
36 West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$53,950
40
37 Ames, Iowa
$53,870
40
38 Honolulu, Hawaii
$53,620
450
39 Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$53,510
30
40 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$53,490
4,950
41 Redding, California
$53,210
40
42 Boulder, Colorado
$52,900
90
43 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$52,160
760
44 Waco, Texas
$52,060
50
45 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$51,770
130
46 Wichita, Kansas
$51,730
30
47 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$51,610
220
48 Dayton, Ohio
$51,490
110
49 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$51,350
80
50 Fairbanks, Alaska
$51,210
70
51 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$50,970
90
52 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$50,910
350
53 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$50,800
280
54 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$50,800
500
55 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$50,640
410
56 Corpus Christi, Texas
$50,600
360
57 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$50,600
720
58 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$50,490
620
59 South Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$50,490
90
60 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$50,150
620
61 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$50,150
200
62 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$50,140
130
63 Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$50,090
40
64 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$49,940
560
65 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$49,870
720
66 Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$49,480
70
67 Columbia, South Carolina
$49,250
60
68 Pine Bluff, Arkansas
$49,150
30
69 Columbus, Ohio
$48,970
490
70 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$48,930
320
71 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$48,780
230
72 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$48,710
420
73 Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$48,690
30
74 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$48,690
1,880
75 Tucson, Arizona
$48,470
160
76 Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$48,330
n/a
77 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$48,330
940
78 New Haven, Connecticut
$48,250
60
79 Jackson, Mississippi
$48,210
30
80 York-Hanover, Pennsylvania
$48,050
40
81 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$47,920
110
82 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$47,920
3,290
83 Salem, Oregon
$47,820
100
84 Madison, Wisconsin
$47,660
290
85 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$47,630
1,220
86 Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$47,490
110
87 Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, Florida
$47,450
n/a
88 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$47,310
950
89 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$47,300
300
90 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$47,290
160
91 Lubbock, Texas
$47,060
70
92 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$46,920
2,460
93 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$46,880
40
94 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$46,880
370
95 Stockton, California
$46,830
40
96 Midland, Texas
$46,570
n/a
97 Gary, Indiana
$46,390
30
98 Lincoln, Nebraska
$46,130
70
99 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$45,830
70
100 Medford, Oregon
$45,810
30
See also: Highest paying industries for other life, physical, and social science technicians.