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Highest Paying Cities for Materials Scientists

The top 89 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 $147,320, Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada is the highest paying city for materials scientists. It is followed by Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas (average annual salary $141,380). 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 materials scientists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 89 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Materials Scientists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$147,320
80
2 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$141,380
290
3 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$139,530
240
4 Rochester, New York
$131,240
n/a
5 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$127,510
230
6 Boulder, Colorado
$125,350
40
7 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$119,630
150
8 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$119,620
170
9 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$119,530
60
10 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$115,180
n/a
11 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$113,510
190
12 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$110,360
170
13 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$108,160
60
14 Wilmington, New Jersey
$108,040
110
15 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$107,120
100
16 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$107,030
30
17 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$106,910
90
18 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$106,850
60
19 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$106,340
40
20 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$106,000
30
21 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$105,760
280
22 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$105,490
30
23 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$105,030
340
24 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$104,780
n/a
25 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$104,710
140
26 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$104,190
n/a
27 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$104,110
70
28 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$104,040
60
29 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$103,510
70
30 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$103,380
50
31 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$102,880
80
32 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$102,770
330
33 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$102,330
60
34 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$102,050
220
35 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$101,440
240
36 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$101,110
100
37 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$100,870
140
38 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$100,010
150
39 Toledo, Ohio
$99,950
50
40 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, USA
$99,480
70
41 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$99,420
140
42 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$98,220
170
43 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$97,740
190
44 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$96,920
90
45 St Louis, Missouri
$96,490
50
46 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$96,030
30
47 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$95,070
200
48 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$93,790
290
49 Richmond, Virginia
$93,150
60
50 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$93,150
n/a
51 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$93,140
120
52 Dayton, Ohio
$92,470
90
53 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$92,290
260
54 Salt Lake City, Utah
$91,910
30
55 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$91,780
n/a
56 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$90,700
160
57 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$90,600
130
58 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$90,460
n/a
59 Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina
$88,890
70
60 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$87,950
540
61 Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$86,740
n/a
62 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$86,700
40
63 Midland, USA
$84,890
30
64 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$84,330
50
65 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$83,750
140
66 Kansas City, Missouri
$83,300
n/a
67 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia
$83,240
40
68 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$83,120
70
69 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$80,460
40
70 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$80,140
80
71 Akron, Ohio
$78,870
100
72 Springfield, Massachusetts
$78,480
50
73 Provo-Orem, Utah
$76,970
40
74 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$75,750
60
75 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$75,100
n/a
76 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$74,930
60
77 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$74,860
n/a
78 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$74,830
n/a
79 Knoxville, Tennessee
$73,620
130
80 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$73,230
40
81 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$71,200
50
82 Columbus, Ohio
$71,100
100
83 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$69,050
30
84 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Michigan
$68,870
40
85 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$62,830
130
86 Huntsville, Alabama
$60,000
40
87 Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
$48,000
50
88 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$47,420
80
89 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, South Carolina
$38,540
40
See also: 💰 Highest paying industries for materials scientists.