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Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for:
Environmental Scientists

Listed below are metro areas sorted by the total number of people employed in Environmental Scientists jobs , as of 2016

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

     
Metro Area (Alabama) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Montgomery 300 $50,790
Hoover 150 $64,920
Birmingham 150 $64,920
Mobile 80 $58,720
Huntsville 80 $62,300
Daphne 50 $58,420
Fairhope 50 $58,420
Foley 50 $58,420
Tuscaloosa 30 $52,260
     
Metro Area (Alaska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anchorage 380 $78,760
Fairbanks 100 $71,180
     
Metro Area (Arizona) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Scottsdale 930 $60,620
Mesa 930 $60,620
Phoenix 930 $60,620
Tucson 230 $64,560
Flagstaff 50 $56,100
Yuma 40 $67,150
     
Metro Area (Arkansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Conway 340 $56,600
North Little Rock 340 $56,600
Little Rock 340 $56,600
     
Metro Area (California) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Long Beach 3900 $79,740
Los Angeles 3900 $79,740
Anaheim 3900 $79,740
Oakland 2910 $98,200
Hayward 2910 $98,200
San Francisco 2910 $98,200
Arcade 2610 $75,450
Sacramento 2610 $75,450
Roseville 2610 $75,450
Arden 2610 $75,450
San Diego 1120 $77,250
Carlsbad 1120 $77,250
San Bernardino 1020 $76,440
Riverside 1020 $76,440
Ontario 1020 $76,440
Santa Clara 600 $72,030
San Jose 600 $72,030
Sunnyvale 600 $72,030
Fresno 380 $72,630
Thousand Oaks 330 $82,250
Oxnard 330 $82,250
Ventura 330 $82,250
Santa Rosa 270 $78,630
Santa Maria 250 $73,510
Santa Barbara 250 $73,510
Bakersfield 220 $83,870
Stockton 130 $69,310
Lodi 130 $69,310
Paso Robles 100 $73,510
Arroyo Grande 100 $73,510
San Luis Obispo 100 $73,510
Redding 80 $73,510
Salinas 80 $82,170
Chico 60 N/A
Watsonville 50 $62,820
Santa Cruz 50 $62,820
Napa 50 $81,860
Porterville 40 $72,700
Visalia 40 $72,700
Vallejo N/A $77,370
Fairfield N/A $77,370
     
Metro Area (Colorado) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lakewood 1710 $85,140
Denver 1710 $85,140
Aurora 1710 $85,140
Boulder 920 $84,620
Fort Collins 150 $63,090
Colorado Springs 100 $75,160
Grand Junction 70 $67,100
Greeley 60 $56,050
     
Metro Area (Connecticut) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
East Hartford 580 $67,810
West Hartford 580 $67,810
Hartford 580 $67,810
Stamford 80 $70,200
Norwalk 80 $70,200
Bridgeport 80 $70,200
New Haven 60 $71,200
     
Metro Area (Delaware) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dover 140 $52,120
     
Metro Area (Florida) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Miami 1130 $55,300
Fort Lauderdale 1130 $55,300
West Palm Beach 1130 $55,300
Tampa 810 $58,330
Clearwater 810 $58,330
St. Petersburg 810 $58,330
Tallahassee 650 $48,230
Orlando 620 $47,750
Sanford 620 $47,750
Kissimmee 620 $47,750
Jacksonville 440 $48,960
Cape Coral 200 $43,250
Fort Myers 200 $43,250
Sarasota 160 $51,600
Bradenton 160 $51,600
North Port 160 $51,600
Ormond Beach 150 $41,050
Daytona Beach 150 $41,050
Deltona 150 $41,050
Pensacola 140 $45,390
Ferry Pass 140 $45,390
Brent 140 $45,390
Palm Bay 130 $46,380
Melbourne 130 $46,380
Titusville 130 $46,380
Gainesville 130 $50,800
Port St. Lucie 130 $54,910
Panama City 90 $42,680
Winter Haven 80 $43,580
Lakeland 80 $43,580
Marco Island 80 $50,720
Immokalee 80 $50,720
Naples 80 $50,720
Destin 60 $63,670
Crestview 60 $63,670
Fort Walton Beach 60 $63,670
Sebastian 30 $43,390
Vero Beach 30 $43,390
     
Metro Area (Georgia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Atlanta 890 $60,640
Roswell 890 $60,640
Sandy Springs 890 $60,640
Macon 50 $51,700
Savannah N/A $49,330
     
Metro Area (Hawaii) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Urban Honolulu 550 $65,040
     
Metro Area (Idaho) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Boise City 190 $58,270
Coeur d'Alene 50 $54,180
Idaho Falls 50 $74,720
     
Metro Area (Illinois) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Springfield 130 $81,070
Peoria 30 $71,950
Urbana 30 $74,480
Champaign 30 $74,480
     
Metro Area (Indiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anderson 350 $53,960
Carmel 350 $53,960
Indianapolis 350 $53,960
Fort Wayne 30 $60,780
     
Metro Area (Iowa) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Des Moines 220 $68,190
Des Moines 220 $68,190
Iowa City 40 $67,680
Cedar Rapids N/A $68,020
     
Metro Area (Kansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Topeka 140 $52,690
Wichita 70 $74,320
     
Metro Area (Kentucky) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Fayette 120 $51,450
Lexington 120 $51,450
     
Metro Area (Louisiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Baton Rouge 430 $60,070
New Orleans 370 $52,900
Metairie 370 $52,900
Lafayette 100 $62,300
Lake Charles 80 $51,210
Bossier City 60 $39,390
Shreveport 60 $39,390
Houma N/A $48,170
Thibodaux N/A $48,170
     
Metro Area (Maine) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Portland 130 $68,350
Portland 130 $68,350
Bangor 30 $50,570
     
Metro Area (Maryland) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Towson 1140 $67,380
Columbia 1140 $67,380
Baltimore 1140 $67,380
     
Metro Area (Massachusetts) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Barnstable Town 170 $71,550
     
Metro Area (Michigan) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Warren 690 $59,910
Detroit 690 $59,910
Dearborn 690 $59,910
Lansing 440 $72,520
East Lansing 440 $72,520
Ann Arbor 200 $73,050
Wyoming 160 $62,450
Grand Rapids 160 $62,450
Portage 130 $67,530
Kalamazoo 130 $67,530
Jackson 50 $72,510
Bay City 40 $72,510
     
Metro Area (Minnesota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Rochester 40 $61,030
St. Cloud 40 $65,050
     
Metro Area (Mississippi) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Jackson 160 $37,500
Pascagoula N/A $78,100
Gulfport N/A $78,100
Biloxi N/A $78,100
     
Metro Area (Missouri) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Jefferson City 230 $43,890
Springfield 120 $48,470
     
Metro Area (Montana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Billings 30 $67,060
     
Metro Area (Nebraska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lincoln 220 $54,510
     
Metro Area (Nevada) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Paradise 320 $72,440
Henderson 320 $72,440
Las Vegas 320 $72,440
Reno 210 $47,100
Carson City 110 $61,110
     
Metro Area (New Hampshire) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Manchester 60 $72,900
     
Metro Area (New Jersey) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Trenton 900 $86,090
Hammonton 40 $74,160
Atlantic City 40 $74,160
Ocean City 30 N/A
     
Metro Area (New Mexico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Albuquerque 270 $69,930
Santa Fe 260 $60,960
Las Cruces 60 $57,220
Farmington 50 $67,150
     
Metro Area (New York) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Troy 490 $72,930
Schenectady 490 $72,930
Albany 490 $72,930
Niagara Falls 230 $59,550
Cheektowaga 230 $59,550
Buffalo 230 $59,550
Syracuse 200 $66,340
Rochester 170 $55,070
Kingston 40 $69,350
Utica 40 $73,630
Rome 40 $73,630
Ithaca 30 $80,620
     
Metro Area (North Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Raleigh 940 $58,980
Durham 340 $87,090
Chapel Hill 340 $87,090
Wilmington 200 $55,720
Salem 160 $53,420
Winston 160 $53,420
Asheville 130 $49,720
Greensboro 130 $57,380
High Point 130 $57,380
Fayetteville 90 $57,240
Jacksonville 50 $59,260
Hickory 40 $52,940
Lenoir 40 $52,940
Morganton 40 $52,940
New Bern 40 $54,760
Rocky Mount N/A $53,760
     
Metro Area (North Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Bismarck 140 $57,750
     
Metro Area (Ohio) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Columbus 890 $71,990
Akron 240 $70,670
Toledo 210 $71,020
Dayton 160 $72,470
Massillon 110 $55,020
Canton 110 $55,020
Cleveland N/A $61,830
Elyria N/A $61,830
     
Metro Area (Oklahoma) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Oklahoma City 170 $57,800
Tulsa 90 $56,430
     
Metro Area (Oregon) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Eugene 70 $68,600
Salem 70 $76,810
Redmond 40 $71,970
Bend 40 $71,970
     
Metro Area (Pennsylvania) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Pittsburgh 560 $74,610
Carlisle 300 $61,280
Harrisburg 300 $61,280
Lancaster 100 $55,760
Reading 80 $49,820
Hazleton 50 $61,290
Scranton 50 $61,290
Barre 50 $61,290
Wilkes 50 $61,290
State College 30 $83,220
     
Metro Area (Puerto Rico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Caguas 440 $35,360
Carolina 440 $35,360
San Juan 440 $35,360
     
Metro Area (South Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
North Charleston 130 $68,210
Charleston 130 $68,210
Columbia 80 $65,560
Mauldin 50 $61,670
Anderson 50 $61,670
Greenville 50 $61,670
     
Metro Area (South Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Sioux Falls 40 $55,040
Rapid City 40 $71,250
     
Metro Area (Tennessee) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Franklin 420 $62,750
Murfreesboro 420 $62,750
Davidson 420 $62,750
Nashville 420 $62,750
Knoxville 390 $63,440
Jackson 50 $44,890
     
Metro Area (Texas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Houston 2040 $87,310
The Woodlands 2040 $87,310
Sugar Land 2040 $87,310
Fort Worth 1050 $84,960
Dallas 1050 $84,960
Arlington 1050 $84,960
Round Rock 560 $70,760
Austin 560 $70,760
New Braunfels 290 $64,890
San Antonio 290 $64,890
Corpus Christi 160 $63,200
Midland 150 $94,840
El Paso 140 $58,250
Beaumont 110 $90,040
Port Arthur 110 $90,040
Longview 40 $70,010
     
Metro Area (Utah) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Salt Lake City 400 $68,840
Clearfield 100 $63,190
Ogden 100 $63,190
Orem 30 $60,320
Provo 30 $60,320
     
Metro Area (Vermont) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Burlington 170 $55,860
Burlington 170 $55,860
     
Metro Area (Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Richmond 610 $62,730
Charlottesville 100 $60,450
Roanoke 90 $59,070
Lynchburg 70 $63,680
Harrisonburg 50 $56,310
Waynesboro 30 $63,670
Staunton 30 $63,670
     
Metro Area (Washington) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Seattle 2070 $75,730
Tacoma 2070 $75,730
Bellevue 2070 $75,730
Tumwater 330 $60,790
Olympia 330 $60,790
Kennewick 250 $90,030
Richland 250 $90,030
Spokane Valley 130 $60,790
Spokane 130 $60,790
Silverdale 90 $71,800
Bremerton 90 $71,800
Yakima 80 $56,450
Bellingham 70 $54,040
Walla Walla 40 $71,110
Anacortes 30 $63,850
Mount Vernon 30 $63,850
     
Metro Area (West Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Charleston 150 $55,810
Morgantown 50 $50,520
     
Metro Area (Wisconsin) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Waukesha 270 $60,210
West Allis 270 $60,210
Milwaukee 270 $60,210
Madison 260 $61,130
Green Bay 100 $57,890
Appleton N/A $52,920
     
Metro Area (Wyoming) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Cheyenne 160 $66,210
Casper 50 $66,580

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2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Industry Jobs Percent Annual Median Salary
Government 35,460 44% $57,970
Professional And Technical Services 35,270 44% $61,330
Education 2,840 3% $57,170
Utilities 1,040 1% $83,440
Waste Management 890 1% $56,380
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