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Highest Paying Cities for Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

The top 100 highest paying cities for zoologists and wildlife biologists (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 zoologists and wildlife biologists in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $106,510, San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California is the highest paying city for zoologists and wildlife biologists. It is followed by Barnstable Town, Massachusetts (average annual salary $94,110). 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 zoologists and wildlife biologists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$106,510
430
2 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$94,110
120
3 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$93,820
500
4 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$93,000
240
5 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$92,980
70
6 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$92,490
240
7 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$83,550
30
8 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$82,130
40
9 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$82,040
40
10 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$79,160
80
11 Honolulu, Hawaii
$76,700
110
12 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$75,350
200
13 Logan, Utah
$75,050
40
14 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$75,000
50
15 Stockton, California
$74,770
30
16 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$73,790
310
17 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$73,750
210
18 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$72,650
300
19 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$72,600
240
20 Fairbanks, Alaska
$72,500
100
21 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$72,340
760
22 North Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$72,070
40
23 Anchorage, Alaska
$71,720
200
24 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$71,030
80
25 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$69,810
n/a
26 Redding, California
$69,590
30
27 Cheyenne, Wyoming
$69,400
30
28 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$69,230
40
29 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$69,180
40
30 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$69,170
50
31 Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$69,120
40
32 Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$69,120
60
33 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$68,880
100
34 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$68,860
840
35 Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$68,280
50
36 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$67,650
40
37 Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, Washington
$67,160
60
38 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$67,160
50
39 Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$67,150
40
40 East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$66,520
50
41 North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$65,170
110
42 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
$65,030
240
43 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$64,930
130
44 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$64,900
30
45 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$64,800
80
46 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$64,610
470
47 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$64,550
40
48 North Arizona nonmetropolitan area, Arizona
$63,880
40
49 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$63,800
40
50 North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$63,780
30
51 West Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$63,780
100
52 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$63,590
140
53 Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$63,220
70
54 Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$63,200
60
55 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$63,190
50
56 Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$63,050
100
57 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$62,990
250
58 Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$62,920
50
59 Yakima, Washington
$62,600
60
60 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$62,570
80
61 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$62,550
50
62 Flagstaff, Arizona
$62,450
50
63 Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$62,310
140
64 Corvallis, Oregon
$62,020
120
65 North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$62,010
70
66 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$61,990
110
67 Medford, Oregon
$61,920
30
68 Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$61,570
40
69 Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$61,570
40
70 Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$61,500
30
71 Tucson, Arizona
$61,310
60
72 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$61,280
40
73 Bend, Oregon
$61,220
50
74 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$61,140
30
75 Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$61,020
130
76 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$60,760
40
77 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$60,740
180
78 Richmond, Virginia
$60,000
30
79 Worcester, Massachusetts
$59,990
30
80 Western Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$59,700
60
81 Olympia, Washington
$59,340
280
82 Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$59,340
130
83 Central Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$59,340
80
84 Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$59,280
50
85 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$58,950
50
86 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$58,410
30
87 Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$58,090
140
88 Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$58,010
80
89 La Crosse, Wisconsin
$57,970
40
90 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington
$57,880
30
91 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$57,430
290
92 Missoula, Montana
$57,230
50
93 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$57,050
140
94 Lincoln, Nebraska
$56,970
50
95 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$56,840
130
96 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$56,310
590
97 Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$56,000
40
98 Toledo, Ohio
$55,490
n/a
99 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$55,400
430
100 St Louis, Missouri
$55,350
110
See also: Highest paying industries for zoologists and wildlife biologists.