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Highest Paying Cities for Other Physical Scientists

The top 80 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 $142,890, Nashua, New Hampshire is the highest paying city for other physical scientists. It is followed by Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia (average annual salary $133,440). 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 other physical scientists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 80 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Other Physical Scientists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Nashua, New Hampshire
$142,890
40
2 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$133,440
1,760
3 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$130,680
2,480
4 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$127,520
700
5 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$121,350
360
6 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$120,310
70
7 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$120,170
120
8 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$116,780
240
9 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$116,710
390
10 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$116,500
890
11 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$115,880
820
12 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$115,620
210
13 Honolulu, Hawaii
$114,060
100
14 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$113,230
250
15 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$110,000
50
16 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$109,790
180
17 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$109,140
90
18 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$108,170
100
19 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$107,940
350
20 Knoxville, Tennessee
$107,390
70
21 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$107,250
250
22 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$107,250
230
23 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$107,220
110
24 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$105,970
260
25 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$105,310
260
26 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$105,250
540
27 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$104,880
90
28 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$104,150
190
29 Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$104,110
50
30 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$103,830
80
31 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$103,050
50
32 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$102,890
330
33 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$102,520
30
34 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$102,330
150
35 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$102,330
170
36 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$100,270
40
37 Dayton, Ohio
$99,610
110
38 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$99,160
n/a
39 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$98,780
120
40 Kansas City, Missouri
$98,630
190
41 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$98,530
170
42 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$98,480
690
43 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$94,550
30
44 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$92,950
40
45 Anchorage, Alaska
$92,420
70
46 Asheville, North Carolina
$92,330
70
47 Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$91,050
50
48 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$90,810
470
49 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$90,560
220
50 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$90,350
520
51 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$88,260
450
52 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$87,670
50
53 Salt Lake City, Utah
$87,300
120
54 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$87,280
320
55 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$84,770
330
56 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$83,730
90
57 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$82,570
120
58 Tucson, Arizona
$79,760
70
59 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$77,640
40
60 Fairbanks, Alaska
$77,090
50
61 St Louis, Missouri
$76,070
30
62 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$75,830
30
63 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$74,290
30
64 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$72,590
40
65 Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$70,010
50
66 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$68,820
n/a
67 Columbus, Ohio
$68,340
140
68 Madison, Wisconsin
$67,780
60
69 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$66,250
50
70 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$64,520
70
71 Iowa City, Iowa
$63,060
30
72 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$62,370
480
73 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$60,880
60
74 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$59,950
1,400
75 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$56,640
180
76 Tallahassee, Florida
$55,450
50
77 San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
$51,760
40
78 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$45,390
70
79 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$37,250
50
80 Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$30,650
n/a
See also: Highest paying industries for other physical scientists.