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Highest Paying Cities for Microbiologists

The top 84 highest paying cities for microbiologists (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 microbiologists in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $105,990, Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland is the highest paying city for microbiologists. It is followed by Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York (average annual salary $105,570). 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 microbiologists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 84 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Microbiologists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$105,990
930
2 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$105,570
210
3 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$103,050
30
4 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$97,500
50
5 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$94,860
1,900
6 Ames, Iowa
$94,850
130
7 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$93,930
1,270
8 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$93,060
n/a
9 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$88,670
490
10 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$88,560
220
11 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$88,300
590
12 Boulder, Colorado
$87,720
30
13 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$84,130
n/a
14 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$82,270
280
15 Athens-Clarke County, Georgia
$80,550
130
16 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$79,910
250
17 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$79,890
60
18 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$79,800
120
19 Camden, New Jersey
$77,960
70
20 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$76,650
870
21 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$76,340
220
22 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$75,350
890
23 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$74,610
50
24 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$73,230
180
25 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$72,580
140
26 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$72,480
100
27 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$72,320
660
28 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$71,310
570
29 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$71,190
880
30 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$70,390
370
31 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$70,120
420
32 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$68,300
170
33 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$68,050
200
34 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$66,720
50
35 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$65,420
50
36 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$65,400
40
37 Kansas City, Missouri
$65,240
70
38 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$65,000
60
39 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$64,700
40
40 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$64,450
80
41 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$63,970
260
42 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$63,070
40
43 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$63,000
320
44 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$62,960
850
45 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$62,660
70
46 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$62,560
110
47 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$62,520
1,220
48 Wilmington, New Jersey
$62,170
100
49 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$62,130
240
50 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$61,910
90
51 Worcester, Massachusetts
$60,830
260
52 Lincoln, Nebraska
$60,760
40
53 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$60,680
40
54 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$60,130
230
55 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$60,020
40
56 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$59,560
200
57 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$59,270
140
58 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$58,720
150
59 Iowa City, Iowa
$57,860
70
60 Syracuse, New York
$56,580
n/a
61 Honolulu, Hawaii
$56,340
40
62 St Louis, Missouri
$56,250
140
63 Madison, Wisconsin
$55,490
220
64 Salt Lake City, Utah
$55,140
110
65 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$52,340
110
66 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$52,300
140
67 Columbus, Ohio
$52,140
160
68 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$51,690
70
69 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$51,180
100
70 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$51,150
130
71 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
$50,940
40
72 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$50,790
60
73 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$50,420
40
74 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$48,720
670
75 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$48,160
580
76 San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
$48,160
190
77 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$47,470
30
78 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$46,210
160
79 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$45,210
390
80 Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$44,970
30
81 Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area, South Dakota
$43,950
40
82 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$42,530
n/a
83 Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$40,670
50
84 Gainesville, Florida
$37,570
30
See also: Highest paying industries for microbiologists.