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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 $96,830, Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa 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 2017 [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 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$96,830
470
2 Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$95,400
30
3 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$84,050
200
4 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$84,050
190
5 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$83,510
140
6 Manhattan, Kansas
$82,610
30
7 Napa, California
$78,820
30
8 Boulder, Colorado
$78,810
n/a
9 Fresno, California
$77,110
90
10 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$73,920
30
11 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$73,230
30
12 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$72,820
120
13 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$72,690
120
14 West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$72,460
50
15 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$71,360
40
16 Kansas City, Missouri
$71,030
150
17 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$70,650
190
18 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa
$70,210
110
19 Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$69,970
50
20 Corvallis, Oregon
$69,290
60
21 Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$69,130
40
22 El Centro, California
$68,970
40
23 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$68,710
n/a
24 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$68,300
80
25 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$68,020
30
26 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$67,620
30
27 Visalia-Porterville, California
$67,160
30
28 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$67,050
520
29 Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$66,510
170
30 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$66,250
40
31 Salem, Oregon
$66,140
120
32 Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$66,060
50
33 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
$65,970
70
34 Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area, South Dakota
$65,110
70
35 St Louis, Missouri
$64,900
160
36 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$64,350
200
37 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$63,690
30
38 Appleton, Wisconsin
$63,610
n/a
39 North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$63,200
30
40 Salinas, California
$63,160
90
41 Sioux Falls, South Dakota
$63,000
90
42 Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$62,740
120
43 Auburn-Opelika, Alabama
$62,030
40
44 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$61,700
110
45 Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$61,320
50
46 Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
$61,230
30
47 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$60,390
160
48 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$60,220
140
49 Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$59,240
40
50 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$59,240
40
51 Kansas nonmetropolitan area, Kansas
$59,160
90
52 Madison, Wisconsin
$58,830
150
53 Olympia, Washington
$58,580
n/a
54 West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$58,110
60
55 Lafayette, Indiana
$58,040
40
56 Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area, Nebraska
$56,970
120
57 Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$56,440
40
58 Yuma, Arizona
$55,790
n/a
59 Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$55,630
n/a
60 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$55,560
n/a
61 Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area, Nebraska
$55,530
220
62 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$55,490
100
63 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$55,480
30
64 Cedar Rapids, Iowa
$55,360
40
65 East Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$55,150
40
66 College Station-Bryan, Texas
$54,660
110
67 Fargo, North Dakota
$54,630
80
68 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$54,600
360
69 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$52,860
80
70 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$51,720
90
71 Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area, South Dakota
$51,550
270
72 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$50,810
240
73 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$50,690
90
74 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$49,810
30
75 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$49,760
470
76 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$49,750
30
77 Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area, Nebraska
$49,710
120
78 Wilmington, New Jersey
$49,410
80
79 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$49,360
80
80 Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida
$49,250
30
81 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$47,930
80
82 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$47,820
90
83 Logan, Utah
$47,380
40
84 Lincoln, Nebraska
$46,930
70
85 Gainesville, Florida
$44,990
60
86 Stockton, California
$44,880
40
87 Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$43,740
40
88 Columbus, Ohio
$42,040
50
89 Iowa City, Iowa
$39,750
n/a
90 Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$37,440
60
91 San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
$34,390
200
92 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$34,310
140
93 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$27,600
40
See also: Highest paying industries for soil and plant scientists.