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Highest Paying Cities for Microbiologists

The top 100 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 $116,700, Vallejo-Fairfield, California is the highest paying city for microbiologists. It is followed by San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California (average annual salary $111,850). 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 microbiologists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Microbiologists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$116,700
100
2 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$111,850
1,220
3 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$109,900
550
4 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$105,990
930
5 Charlottesville, Virginia
$105,210
100
6 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$103,050
30
7 New Haven, Connecticut
$101,340
70
8 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$101,310
30
9 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$97,950
1,570
10 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$97,500
60
11 Athens-Clarke County, Georgia
$97,200
90
12 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$97,080
2,190
13 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$94,800
620
14 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$93,060
n/a
15 Pine Bluff, Arkansas
$92,890
60
16 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$92,790
1,150
17 Idaho Falls, Idaho
$92,560
30
18 Ames, Iowa
$91,400
130
19 Western Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$89,020
70
20 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$88,840
600
21 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$88,560
220
22 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$88,330
680
23 Memphis, Tennessee
$88,140
60
24 Boulder, Colorado
$87,720
30
25 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$87,200
280
26 Augusta-Richmond County, South Carolina
$86,150
n/a
27 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$85,830
n/a
28 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$85,630
720
29 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$84,460
40
30 Worcester, Massachusetts
$82,730
120
31 Rochester, New York
$81,910
50
32 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$80,690
60
33 Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$79,890
50
34 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$79,800
120
35 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$78,890
80
36 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$78,060
200
37 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$77,870
n/a
38 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$77,870
90
39 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$77,210
n/a
40 Camden, New Jersey
$77,170
80
41 Framingham, Massachusetts
$77,090
60
42 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$76,650
870
43 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$76,430
200
44 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$76,340
280
45 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$75,100
50
46 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$74,800
500
47 Kansas City, Missouri
$74,390
60
48 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$73,380
400
49 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$72,930
150
50 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$72,610
900
51 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$72,510
200
52 South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$71,260
40
53 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$71,060
990
54 Lincoln, Nebraska
$71,010
30
55 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$70,870
510
56 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$70,660
230
57 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$70,390
370
58 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$70,320
850
59 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$70,120
420
60 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$69,840
270
61 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$69,490
400
62 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$69,400
110
63 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$69,280
40
64 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$69,170
190
65 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$68,430
40
66 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$67,800
80
67 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$67,250
100
68 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$66,610
110
69 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$66,350
40
70 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$66,020
30
71 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$65,370
30
72 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$65,350
240
73 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$65,170
100
74 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$64,700
40
75 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, USA
$64,680
30
76 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$64,620
40
77 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$64,410
30
78 Spokane, Washington
$64,400
30
79 Jacksonville, Florida
$64,280
n/a
80 Dover, Delaware
$63,840
80
81 Urban Honolulu, USA
$63,630
60
82 Salt Lake City, Utah
$63,530
100
83 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$62,980
150
84 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$62,700
220
85 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$62,660
70
86 Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$61,910
40
87 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$61,910
50
88 Ithaca, New York
$61,710
60
89 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$61,300
40
90 Springfield, Massachusetts
$60,720
80
91 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$60,680
40
92 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$60,670
340
93 Richmond, Virginia
$60,160
60
94 Wilmington, New Jersey
$60,100
100
95 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$60,020
40
96 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$59,180
50
97 St Louis, Missouri
$59,090
200
98 Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
$58,590
40
99 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$58,050
70
100 Iowa City, Iowa
$57,860
70
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