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Top 100 Best U.S. Cities For STEM Professionals, 2020

Seattle Washington

Unsurprisingly, if you’re looking to pursue a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) the city of Seattle in Washington state is the best city in the country to find one. A report from WalletHub ranks Massachusetts’ capital Boston as the 2nd best city in the U.S. for STEM workers.

Austin, TX; Atlanta, GA; and Pittsburgh, PA join Austin in the top five. San Francisco CA has been identified as the 6th best markets in the country for people who work in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, ahead of such cities as Raleigh, NC (No. 7); Madison, WI (No. 8); Minneapolis, MN (No. 9); and San Diego, CA (No. 10).

The personal finance website compared the 100 biggest US cities across a data set ranging from per-capita job openings for STEM graduates to annual median wage growth for STEM workers. The study assessed three key dimensions: professional opportunities, STEM-friendliness and quality of life, and then evaluated 21 key metrics.

After San Diego, Sacramento, CA was ranked 11th followed by Orlando, FL (12th); Cincinnati, OH (13th); Columbus, OH (14th); and Salt Lake City, UT (15th).

Best U.S. Cities For STEM Professionals, 2020

RankCityStateProfessional OpportunitiesSTEM-FriendlinessQuality of LifeScore
1SeattleWA181971.78
2BostonMA716468.04
3AustinTX5201467.16
4AtlantaGA6221366.39
5PittsburghPA13141166.06
6San FranciscoCA336365.27
7RaleighNC4163864.14
8MadisonWI21181763.2
9MinneapolisMN26192361.3
10San DiegoCA2731760.97
11SacramentoCA5063160.66
12OrlandoFL10322960.25
13CincinnatiOH30301259.85
14ColumbusOH39232259.65
15Salt Lake CityUT8412658.8
16WashingtonDC2584358.59
17HartfordCT23151558.37
18ChicagoIL52172458.1
19San JoseCA11136857.96
20WorcesterMA3895157.3
21TucsonAZ29392757.12
22Los AngelesCA6045756.55
23TampaFL25363556.49
24SpringfieldMA892855.97
25PortlandOR43333355.55
26DenverCO14345355.05
27DaytonOH1851155.04
28Colorado SpringsCO28652155
29St. LouisMO16554154.87
30PhiladelphiaPA41126654.6
31BaltimoreMD9118654.53
32BoiseID5961953.53
33AlbanyNY22381853.26
34HoustonTX48245253.01
35RichmondVA20356052.65
36DallasTX31276152.41
37Des MoinesIA12862552.03
38PhoenixAZ56374251.77
39RochesterNY47403951.41
40AllentownPA76104751.03
41OmahaNE42882050.95
42New YorkNY6377950.63
43CharlotteNC24525850.43
44SyracuseNY4050350.36
45SpokaneWA51295449.85
46HarrisburgPA19641649.67
47NashvilleTN46286749.67
48GreenvilleSC1577549.63
49BuffaloNY57434949.04
50New HavenCT8557848.53
51ProvoUT17763048.4
52KnoxvilleTN32694847.96
53San AntonioTX68564547.73
54ClevelandOH77257047.03
55CharlestonSC33953246.58
56LouisvilleKY34736546.22
57ProvidenceRI65485546.04
58AlbuquerqueNM73684445.98
59Las VegasNV61903445.54
60Oklahoma CityOK55913745.41
61JacksonvilleFL64605645.38
62Grand RapidsMI71703645.31
63IndianapolisIN44458245.27
64Kansas CityMO49726244.91
65MilwaukeeWI69496944.35
66Virginia BeachVA67547243.87
67ColumbiaSC45755943.84
68MiamiFL58448143.83
69GreensboroNC66537743.33
70OgdenUT3593642.77
71DetroitMI37429242.39
72New OrleansLA79835042.03
73Palm BayFL36941041.68
74El PasoTX95744641.05
75BakersfieldCA83597441.01
76BirminghamAL54857640.87
77YoungstownOH8078240.87
78BridgeportCT53479340.46
79HonoluluHI87984040
80RiversideCA88219639.58
81AkronOH74797139.24
82OxnardCA93269537.58
83AugustaGA62898436.59
84WinstonNC81668936.48
85TulsaOK75997336.46
86ScrantonPA9771435.96
87WichitaKS82848535.86
88FresnoCA98468835.42
89Baton RougeLA72968035.29
90ChattanoogaTN78928334.72
91North PortFL90628734.68
92MemphisTN84679832.56
93LakelandFL92817532.43
94McAllenTX100802832.25
95DeltonaFL94639732.21
96ToledoOH91829131.38
97StocktonCA96579931.37
98JacksonMS701009430.34
99Little RockAR86979029.92
100Cape CoralFL998710025.77

And if you’re wondering the worst, well, the study looked at that, too. Cape Coral, FL ranks as the worst city in America for anyone working in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields.


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Sophie Ireland
Foreign Correspondent for ​CEOWORLD magazine media. Policy Advisor, writer, professional restaurant recommender, and native New Yorker. I have approximate knowledge of many things.
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