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Highest Paying Cities for Social Scientists and Related Workers

The top 100 highest paying cities for social scientists and related workers (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 social scientists and related workers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $115,440, Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut is the highest paying city for social scientists and related workers. It is followed by Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia (average annual salary $107,440). 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 social scientists and related workers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Social Scientists and Related Workers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$115,440
n/a
2 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$107,440
7,310
3 Salinas, California
$106,890
40
4 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$106,680
7,670
5 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$106,390
n/a
6 Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
$104,300
30
7 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$104,120
100
8 South Florida nonmetropolitan area, Florida
$97,040
70
9 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$95,820
50
10 Charlottesville, Virginia
$95,720
340
11 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$94,120
70
12 Urban Honolulu, USA
$93,820
310
13 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$93,010
1,020
14 Honolulu, Hawaii
$92,190
320
15 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$90,370
150
16 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$90,360
360
17 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$90,000
60
18 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$89,750
200
19 Dayton, Ohio
$89,640
600
20 Knoxville, Tennessee
$89,280
30
21 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$88,150
30
22 Asheville, North Carolina
$87,780
n/a
23 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$86,700
90
24 Augusta-Richmond County, South Carolina
$86,600
230
25 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$86,150
770
26 Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area, Arizona
$85,700
160
27 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$84,190
70
28 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$84,090
130
29 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$83,920
1,890
30 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$83,650
1,540
31 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$83,420
110
32 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$83,080
210
33 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$82,600
220
34 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$82,430
260
35 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$82,390
1,700
36 Framingham, Massachusetts
$82,070
n/a
37 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$81,800
450
38 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$81,800
580
39 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$81,610
310
40 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$81,400
50
41 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$80,560
40
42 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$80,480
120
43 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$80,280
130
44 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$79,730
410
45 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$79,650
60
46 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$79,630
40
47 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$79,570
470
48 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$79,510
80
49 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$79,380
370
50 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$79,330
140
51 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$79,310
320
52 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$79,080
90
53 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, USA
$78,930
40
54 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$78,910
170
55 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$78,820
390
56 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$78,660
120
57 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$78,550
430
58 Olympia, Washington
$78,510
70
59 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$78,470
110
60 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$78,270
850
61 Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$78,250
40
62 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$78,240
100
63 Fayetteville, North Carolina
$78,000
240
64 St Louis, Missouri
$77,900
120
65 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$77,790
100
66 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$77,780
370
67 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$77,440
200
68 Kansas City, Missouri
$77,320
160
69 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$76,970
190
70 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$76,870
190
71 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$76,270
30
72 Boulder, Colorado
$75,790
110
73 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$75,600
170
74 Camden, New Jersey
$75,550
100
75 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$75,490
n/a
76 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$75,160
50
77 Tucson, Arizona
$74,960
130
78 Anchorage, Alaska
$74,950
130
79 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$74,880
830
80 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$74,530
50
81 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$74,460
230
82 Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
$74,260
40
83 Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, Florida
$74,260
30
84 Port St Lucie, Florida
$74,200
n/a
85 Richmond, Virginia
$74,130
110
86 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$73,940
360
87 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$73,940
50
88 Fresno, California
$73,790
40
89 Yuba City, California
$73,790
50
90 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$73,790
470
91 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$73,690
400
92 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$73,640
70
93 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$72,700
110
94 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$72,280
60
95 North Arizona nonmetropolitan area, Arizona
$72,240
40
96 South Georgia nonmetropolitan area, Georgia
$72,230
30
97 Syracuse, New York
$72,180
40
98 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$72,060
50
99 Merced, California
$71,870
n/a
100 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$71,760
90
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