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Highest Paying Cities for Other Physical Scientists

The top 100 highest paying cities for other physical 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 physical scientists in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $154,260, San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California is the highest paying city for other physical scientists. It is followed by Nashua, New Hampshire (average annual salary $142,890). 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 physical scientists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Other Physical Scientists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$154,260
310
2 Nashua, New Hampshire
$142,890
40
3 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$138,170
650
4 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$138,170
2,060
5 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$138,170
2,710
6 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$133,950
140
7 Los Alamos County, New Mexico
$133,640
420
8 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$127,520
700
9 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$126,400
150
10 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$124,940
600
11 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$123,660
450
12 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$120,890
60
13 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$116,800
190
14 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$116,560
210
15 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$115,400
270
16 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$114,350
460
17 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$114,290
350
18 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$114,260
80
19 Honolulu, Hawaii
$114,060
100
20 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$113,760
390
21 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$112,850
500
22 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$111,800
30
23 Idaho Falls, Idaho
$111,570
50
24 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$111,020
270
25 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$110,880
260
26 Huntsville, Alabama
$110,270
50
27 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$110,000
50
28 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$109,790
180
29 Dayton, Ohio
$109,610
110
30 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$109,120
110
31 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$108,510
50
32 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$108,110
160
33 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$108,110
170
34 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$107,940
350
35 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$107,250
250
36 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$107,220
110
37 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$106,700
220
38 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$105,780
40
39 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$105,250
540
40 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$104,880
90
41 Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$104,110
50
42 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$103,830
80
43 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$103,280
40
44 Charlottesville, Virginia
$102,960
70
45 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$102,900
190
46 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$102,890
330
47 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$102,580
40
48 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$102,520
30
49 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$102,520
30
50 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$101,750
580
51 Boulder, Colorado
$101,650
70
52 Kansas City, Missouri
$100,590
180
53 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$100,270
40
54 Knoxville, Tennessee
$100,110
60
55 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$99,890
660
56 Urban Honolulu, USA
$99,680
80
57 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$99,280
110
58 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$99,160
n/a
59 Anchorage, Alaska
$97,770
70
60 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$97,260
120
61 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$97,240
570
62 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$96,990
30
63 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$94,610
550
64 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$94,340
170
65 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, Florida
$92,740
40
66 Asheville, North Carolina
$92,330
70
67 Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
$91,410
230
68 Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$90,350
30
69 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$89,610
560
70 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$89,500
130
71 Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$89,020
50
72 Ogden-Clearfield, Utah
$88,860
n/a
73 Salt Lake City, Utah
$87,300
120
74 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$87,280
320
75 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$86,590
30
76 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$86,140
120
77 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$84,760
40
78 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$84,220
40
79 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$82,700
160
80 East Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$81,610
n/a
81 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$80,300
40
82 Tucson, Arizona
$79,760
70
83 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$78,840
40
84 Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area, Missouri
$77,010
30
85 Fairbanks, Alaska
$76,560
50
86 St Louis, Missouri
$76,070
30
87 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$75,830
30
88 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$74,290
30
89 Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$73,930
30
90 Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$70,260
50
91 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$69,900
150
92 Jacksonville, Florida
$69,710
40
93 Madison, Wisconsin
$69,470
60
94 Columbus, Ohio
$69,290
180
95 Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
$69,120
80
96 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$68,820
n/a
97 Rochester, New York
$66,960
50
98 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$66,480
80
99 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$66,250
50
100 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$66,190
210
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