Where are the top paying job markets for data scientists? That depends on the cost to live in a particular city or region. Job site Indeed looked at best salary offers adjusted for the cost of living. Here are the top 15.

1. Austin, TX
Average salary (adjusted) = $117,088
Amount higher than closest salary = $9,503
Percentage higher than closest salary = 8.8
Average salary (unadjusted) = $115,585

2. Chicago, IL
Average salary (adjusted) = $117,088
Amount higher than closest salary = $9,503
Percentage higher than closest salary = 8.8
Average salary (unadjusted) = $115,585

3. Seattle, WA
Average salary (adjusted) = $105,577
Amount higher than closest salary = $5,380
Percentage higher than closest salary = 5.4
Average salary (unadjusted) = $113,646

4. San Jose, CA
Average salary (adjusted) = $100,197
Amount higher than closest salary = $227
Percentage higher than closest salary = 0.2
Average salary (unadjusted) = $127,315

5. Salt Lake City, UT
Average salary (adjusted) = $99,970
Amount higher than closest salary = $2,096
Percentage higher than closest salary = 2.1
Average salary (unadjusted) = $99,671

6. Dallas, TX
Average salary (adjusted) = $97,874
Amount higher than closest salary = $1,105
Percentage higher than closest salary = 1.1
Average salary (unadjusted) = $98,664

7. Los Angeles, CA
Average salary (adjusted) = $96,770
Amount higher than closest salary = $2,137
Percentage higher than closest salary = 2.3
Average salary (unadjusted) = $117,582

8. New York, NY
Average salary (adjusted) = $94,632
Amount higher than closest salary = $376
Percentage higher than closest salary = 0.4
Average salary (unadjusted) = $121,792

9. San Francisco, CA
Average salary (adjusted) = $94,256
Amount higher than closest salary = $5,145
Percentage higher than closest salary = 5.8
Average salary (unadjusted) = $118,264

10. Boston, MA
Average salary (adjusted) = $89,112
Amount higher than closest salary = $6,791
Percentage higher than closest salary = 8.2
Average salary (unadjusted) = $100,013

11. Arlington, VA
Average salary (adjusted) = $82,321
Amount higher than closest salary = $881
Percentage higher than closest salary = 1.1
Average salary (unadjusted) = $102,645

12. Minneapolis, MN
Average salary (adjusted) = $81,440
Amount higher than closest salary = $3,344
Percentage higher than closest salary = 4.3
Average salary (unadjusted) = $83,700

13. San Diego, CA
Average salary (adjusted) = $78,096
Amount higher than closest salary = $213
Percentage higher than closest salary = 0.3
Average salary (unadjusted) = $94,777

14. Denver, CO
Average salary (adjusted) = $77,883
Amount higher than closest salary = $1,129
Percentage higher than closest salary = 1.5
Average salary (unadjusted) = $81,810

15. Washington, DC
Average salary (adjusted) = $76,754
Average salary (unadjusted) = $95,704

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Bob Violino

Bob Violino

Bob Violino is a freelance technology and business writer who covers a variety of topics, including big data and analytics, cloud computing, information security and mobile technology.