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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 $108,500, San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California is the highest paying city for zoologists and wildlife biologists. It is followed by Springfield, Massachusetts (average annual salary $105,390). 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 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
$108,500
430
2 Springfield, Massachusetts
$105,390
n/a
3 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$101,120
60
4 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$101,110
500
5 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$98,590
120
6 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$96,730
70
7 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$94,800
230
8 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$94,470
260
9 Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
$93,820
40
10 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$93,000
240
11 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$89,710
430
12 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$85,860
160
13 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$83,550
30
14 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$81,080
70
15 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$80,790
50
16 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$80,450
40
17 Knoxville, Tennessee
$80,150
50
18 Salem, Oregon
$78,920
60
19 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$78,130
40
20 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$78,020
190
21 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$77,480
310
22 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$76,830
230
23 Honolulu, Hawaii
$76,700
110
24 Logan, Utah
$75,050
40
25 Stockton, California
$74,770
30
26 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$74,720
80
27 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$74,550
200
28 Fresno, California
$74,260
40
29 North Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$74,260
30
30 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$73,940
120
31 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$73,920
60
32 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$73,180
240
33 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$73,030
950
34 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$72,870
70
35 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$72,590
30
36 Fairbanks, Alaska
$72,500
100
37 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$71,970
1,050
38 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$71,890
90
39 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$71,860
100
40 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$71,730
70
41 Anchorage, Alaska
$71,390
180
42 Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$70,580
50
43 Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, Washington
$70,260
60
44 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$70,250
60
45 Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$70,240
30
46 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$70,170
40
47 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida
$70,030
n/a
48 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$70,030
40
49 Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$69,980
60
50 Boulder, Colorado
$69,860
110
51 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$69,810
n/a
52 Redding, California
$69,590
30
53 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
$69,410
210
54 Cheyenne, Wyoming
$69,400
30
55 Urban Honolulu, USA
$69,300
120
56 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$69,170
50
57 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$69,130
100
58 Spokane, Washington
$69,010
50
59 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$68,540
470
60 Corvallis, Oregon
$68,390
120
61 Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$68,390
140
62 Bend, Oregon
$68,380
50
63 Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$68,380
70
64 Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$68,330
n/a
65 Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$68,230
40
66 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$68,220
30
67 Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$67,720
40
68 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$67,650
40
69 Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$67,540
30
70 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$67,470
30
71 Olympia, Washington
$67,360
280
72 Yakima, Washington
$67,360
60
73 North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$67,040
140
74 Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$67,030
170
75 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$66,610
40
76 Bismarck, North Dakota
$66,240
60
77 East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$65,950
50
78 Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$65,930
130
79 Hinesville-Fort Stewart, Georgia
$65,760
n/a
80 Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$65,680
50
81 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$65,020
60
82 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$64,810
90
83 Central Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$64,700
90
84 West Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$64,660
80
85 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$64,600
390
86 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$64,220
50
87 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$64,220
70
88 East Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$63,870
80
89 North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$63,780
30
90 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$63,740
140
91 Mankato-North Mankato, Minnesota
$63,680
n/a
92 Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$63,560
40
93 Richmond, Virginia
$63,390
30
94 Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$63,360
90
95 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$63,220
100
96 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$63,150
50
97 Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$63,140
130
98 Flagstaff, Arizona
$63,040
50
99 Tucson, Arizona
$62,940
60
100 Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$62,910
n/a
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