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Highest Paying Cities for Materials Scientists

The top 54 highest paying cities for materials 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 materials scientists in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $138,590, San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California is the highest paying city for materials scientists. It is followed by Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California (average annual salary $121,790). 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 materials scientists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 54 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Materials Scientists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$138,590
240
2 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$121,790
260
3 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$116,240
400
4 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$113,510
190
5 Wilmington, New Jersey
$108,040
110
6 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$106,920
210
7 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$106,240
70
8 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$106,150
140
9 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$105,490
30
10 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$105,050
230
11 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$104,780
n/a
12 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$102,330
60
13 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$101,180
40
14 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$100,870
140
15 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$100,740
100
16 Toledo, Ohio
$99,950
50
17 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$99,120
290
18 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$98,520
280
19 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$98,150
220
20 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$98,120
310
21 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$97,120
130
22 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$96,450
230
23 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$94,390
240
24 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$93,790
290
25 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$93,150
n/a
26 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$93,020
30
27 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$92,080
190
28 Salt Lake City, Utah
$91,910
30
29 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$90,830
40
30 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$90,460
n/a
31 Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina
$88,890
70
32 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$88,810
150
33 Springfield, Massachusetts
$88,440
30
34 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$86,930
n/a
35 Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$86,740
n/a
36 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$86,700
40
37 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$86,330
90
38 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$85,490
60
39 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$83,750
140
40 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia
$83,240
40
41 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$83,130
50
42 Akron, Ohio
$81,540
90
43 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$80,460
40
44 St Louis, Missouri
$79,860
70
45 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$77,210
50
46 Provo-Orem, Utah
$76,970
40
47 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$75,750
60
48 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$73,630
50
49 Dayton, Ohio
$71,570
40
50 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$71,200
50
51 Columbus, Ohio
$70,090
100
52 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$69,050
30
53 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$56,490
120
54 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, South Carolina
$38,540
40
See also: Highest paying industries for materials scientists.