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Highest Paying Cities for Soil and Plant Scientists

The top 100 highest paying cities for soil and plant 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 soil and plant scientists in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $107,890, Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota is the highest paying city for soil and plant scientists. It is followed by Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi (average annual salary $95,400). 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 soil and plant scientists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Soil and Plant Scientists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$107,890
50
2 Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$95,400
30
3 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$90,440
450
4 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$89,880
140
5 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$89,070
n/a
6 Grand Forks, North Dakota
$88,220
40
7 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$87,710
120
8 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$84,250
210
9 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$83,220
230
10 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$82,390
200
11 Fresno, California
$81,760
80
12 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$75,140
120
13 Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$75,040
40
14 Western Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$75,030
30
15 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$74,930
140
16 Napa, California
$74,840
40
17 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$74,340
120
18 Memphis, Tennessee
$74,290
40
19 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$74,220
190
20 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$73,920
30
21 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$73,230
30
22 West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$72,830
n/a
23 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$72,820
120
24 West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$72,460
50
25 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$72,090
390
26 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$71,960
270
27 Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$71,770
70
28 Rapid City, South Dakota
$71,680
40
29 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$71,360
40
30 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$70,890
440
31 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$70,810
n/a
32 Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$70,250
40
33 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa
$70,210
110
34 Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$69,970
50
35 Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$69,600
40
36 Kansas City, Missouri
$69,080
150
37 Bend, Oregon
$68,980
n/a
38 El Centro, California
$68,970
40
39 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$68,710
n/a
40 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$68,300
80
41 Corvallis, Oregon
$68,060
80
42 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$67,900
30
43 West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$67,740
40
44 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$67,740
100
45 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$67,620
30
46 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$67,530
190
47 Duluth, Wisconsin
$67,400
n/a
48 Albany, USA
$67,360
30
49 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$67,190
190
50 Visalia-Porterville, California
$67,160
30
51 Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$66,890
130
52 Tucson, Arizona
$66,570
40
53 Salem, Oregon
$66,380
80
54 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$66,250
40
55 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$66,010
200
56 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$65,880
130
57 Urban Honolulu, USA
$65,610
60
58 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$65,540
30
59 Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$65,180
30
60 Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area, South Dakota
$65,110
70
61 Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area, Nebraska
$64,610
130
62 St Louis, Missouri
$64,530
170
63 East Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$64,410
30
64 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$64,400
30
65 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$64,030
80
66 North Missouri nonmetropolitan area, Missouri
$63,950
n/a
67 Appleton, Wisconsin
$63,610
n/a
68 Ames, Iowa
$63,350
210
69 Kansas nonmetropolitan area, Kansas
$63,280
100
70 North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$63,200
30
71 Salinas, California
$63,160
90
72 Madison, Wisconsin
$63,150
210
73 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$63,150
360
74 Southeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area, USA
$62,550
n/a
75 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$62,480
220
76 Auburn-Opelika, Alabama
$62,030
40
77 Sioux Falls, South Dakota
$61,570
70
78 Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$61,320
50
79 Ithaca, New York
$61,130
50
80 Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area, Nebraska
$60,710
50
81 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$60,610
130
82 Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$60,590
180
83 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$60,220
140
84 West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$60,160
40
85 Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area, Indiana
$60,020
n/a
86 Lancaster, Pennsylvania
$59,860
30
87 Central Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$59,860
n/a
88 Grand Island, USA
$59,400
30
89 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$59,240
40
90 Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$59,160
90
91 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
$59,160
60
92 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$59,020
30
93 Olympia, Washington
$58,580
n/a
94 Lafayette-West Lafayette, USA
$58,170
50
95 Lafayette, Indiana
$58,040
40
96 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$57,810
50
97 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$57,420
80
98 South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$57,370
40
99 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$57,340
30
100 Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area, South Dakota
$57,210
120
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