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Highest Paying Cities for Other Life Scientists

The top 82 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 $131,080, Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas 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 2018 [1]. For more salary information of other life scientists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 82 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Other Life Scientists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$131,080
n/a
2 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$117,030
520
3 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$108,800
240
4 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$106,370
60
5 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$105,610
100
6 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$104,200
60
7 New Haven, Connecticut
$100,030
30
8 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$98,890
50
9 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$97,320
110
10 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$95,340
280
11 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$95,180
80
12 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$94,830
60
13 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$94,530
n/a
14 Framingham, Massachusetts
$94,120
60
15 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$93,940
240
16 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$93,870
440
17 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$93,510
n/a
18 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$93,440
n/a
19 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$93,430
90
20 Honolulu, Hawaii
$93,370
70
21 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$93,260
230
22 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$92,920
40
23 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$91,910
200
24 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$91,160
n/a
25 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$90,710
110
26 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$90,240
340
27 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$89,290
60
28 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$88,500
240
29 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$88,310
240
30 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$88,300
280
31 Morgantown, West Virginia
$87,490
n/a
32 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$87,150
90
33 St Louis, Missouri
$82,460
60
34 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$82,360
80
35 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$78,360
50
36 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$78,080
140
37 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$78,070
120
38 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$77,660
50
39 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$76,360
260
40 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$76,160
40
41 Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$75,480
30
42 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$73,600
190
43 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$73,510
190
44 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$73,230
100
45 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$73,110
50
46 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$72,950
n/a
47 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$72,630
380
48 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$71,060
700
49 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$70,570
n/a
50 Kansas City, Missouri
$70,250
50
51 Duluth, Wisconsin
$69,960
30
52 Dayton, Ohio
$68,690
n/a
53 East Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$68,260
30
54 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$67,970
650
55 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$67,610
40
56 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$66,190
50
57 Knoxville, Tennessee
$63,280
30
58 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$62,090
50
59 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$61,900
50
60 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$61,190
60
61 Columbus, Ohio
$60,970
30
62 Urban Honolulu, USA
$60,050
70
63 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$59,670
200
64 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$59,050
40
65 Anchorage, Alaska
$58,580
120
66 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$58,080
60
67 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$57,880
n/a
68 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$56,610
n/a
69 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$56,590
n/a
70 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$55,460
70
71 Richmond, Virginia
$52,740
110
72 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$52,140
n/a
73 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$50,000
90
74 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$49,840
40
75 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$49,670
40
76 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$49,640
100
77 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$49,630
70
78 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$49,620
70
79 San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
$41,250
40
80 Springfield, Massachusetts
$41,170
n/a
81 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$37,340
30
82 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$22,700
40
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