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Highest Paying Cities for Other Plant and System Operators

The top 100 highest paying cities for other plant and system operators (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 plant and system operators in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $98,930, San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California is the highest paying city for other plant and system operators. It is followed by Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming (average annual salary $90,170). 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 plant and system operators in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Other Plant and System Operators

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$98,930
30
2 Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$90,170
100
3 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$83,790
40
4 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$83,770
190
5 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$80,480
90
6 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$80,430
160
7 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$78,790
40
8 Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$78,590
130
9 Knoxville, Tennessee
$78,590
110
10 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$78,590
40
11 North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$78,570
n/a
12 West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$76,490
120
13 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$76,290
30
14 Memphis, Tennessee
$76,280
40
15 Fresno, California
$75,590
60
16 Anchorage, Alaska
$72,930
40
17 Stockton, California
$72,230
n/a
18 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$71,660
80
19 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$71,420
110
20 Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$71,260
n/a
21 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$71,220
80
22 Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$71,130
50
23 Central Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$70,920
90
24 Alexandria, Louisiana
$70,790
n/a
25 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$70,520
n/a
26 Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$70,120
40
27 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$70,080
40
28 Clarksville, Tennessee
$69,050
60
29 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$68,470
40
30 Richmond, Virginia
$67,500
n/a
31 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$67,460
150
32 Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$67,230
n/a
33 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$66,790
n/a
34 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$66,330
130
35 Tacoma, Washington
$66,010
50
36 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$66,000
80
37 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$65,820
140
38 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$65,770
360
39 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$65,760
410
40 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$65,620
300
41 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$65,130
n/a
42 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$64,480
110
43 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$63,990
230
44 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$63,820
130
45 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$63,620
40
46 Wilmington, New Jersey
$63,570
100
47 Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$63,150
80
48 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$63,100
100
49 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$62,770
290
50 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$62,740
n/a
51 Urban Honolulu, USA
$62,410
110
52 Spokane, Washington
$62,330
40
53 Eau Claire, Wisconsin
$62,020
n/a
54 Chico, California
$61,660
40
55 Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$61,570
90
56 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$61,440
80
57 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$61,270
50
58 Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$61,210
50
59 West Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$61,020
90
60 Camden, New Jersey
$60,580
50
61 Kansas City, Missouri
$60,040
120
62 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$59,610
40
63 Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$59,440
40
64 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$59,410
190
65 Salt Lake City, Utah
$59,390
40
66 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$59,330
120
67 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$59,240
40
68 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$59,220
50
69 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$59,150
50
70 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$59,130
50
71 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$58,900
140
72 Rochester-Dover, New Hampshire
$58,770
40
73 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$58,470
40
74 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$58,390
410
75 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$58,350
100
76 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$57,870
60
77 Bellingham, Washington
$57,840
30
78 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$57,790
50
79 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$57,760
40
80 Augusta-Richmond County, South Carolina
$57,690
100
81 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, South Carolina
$57,470
50
82 Ogden-Clearfield, Utah
$57,130
n/a
83 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$56,940
100
84 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$56,530
80
85 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$56,530
380
86 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$56,410
30
87 Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$56,310
n/a
88 New Iberia nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$56,270
80
89 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$56,240
60
90 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$56,160
570
91 Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$55,840
n/a
92 Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area, Indiana
$55,260
40
93 East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$55,200
60
94 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$55,150
130
95 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$54,920
100
96 Columbus, Ohio
$54,710
70
97 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$54,620
30
98 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$54,610
90
99 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$54,430
n/a
100 West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$54,210
n/a
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