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Highest Paying Cities for Other Life Scientists

The top 58 highest paying cities for other life scientists (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 scientists in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $117,030, Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California is the highest paying city for other life scientists. It is followed by San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California (average annual salary $117,030). 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 scientists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 58 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Other Life Scientists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$117,030
180
2 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$117,030
520
3 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$108,800
240
4 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$104,770
60
5 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$104,200
60
6 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$102,120
60
7 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$101,830
110
8 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$101,630
540
9 New Haven, Connecticut
$100,030
30
10 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$96,570
60
11 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$95,410
280
12 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$95,240
90
13 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$94,530
n/a
14 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$94,200
180
15 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$93,430
90
16 Honolulu, Hawaii
$93,370
70
17 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$91,910
200
18 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$91,520
240
19 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$91,160
n/a
20 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$89,980
270
21 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$88,500
240
22 Morgantown, West Virginia
$87,490
n/a
23 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$87,150
90
24 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$87,020
90
25 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$84,070
350
26 St Louis, Missouri
$82,460
60
27 Columbus, Ohio
$79,620
70
28 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$78,360
50
29 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$76,630
480
30 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$76,160
40
31 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$74,470
120
32 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$73,680
360
33 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$73,600
190
34 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$73,230
100
35 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$72,680
140
36 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$71,120
720
37 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$70,810
30
38 Kansas City, Missouri
$70,250
50
39 Duluth, Wisconsin
$69,960
30
40 Dayton, Ohio
$68,690
n/a
41 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$68,110
660
42 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$62,670
50
43 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$62,090
50
44 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$61,190
60
45 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$60,980
140
46 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$60,220
40
47 Anchorage, Alaska
$58,580
120
48 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$57,880
n/a
49 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$56,610
n/a
50 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$56,590
n/a
51 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$55,460
70
52 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$54,830
130
53 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$54,800
70
54 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$51,420
40
55 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$50,180
40
56 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$49,840
40
57 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$49,640
100
58 San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
$41,250
40
See also: Highest paying industries for other life scientists.