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Highest Paying States for Animal Scientists

The highest paying states for animal scientists (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 animal scientists in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $101,050, Arizona is the highest paying state for animal scientists. It is followed by Kentucky (average annual salary $89,820). 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 animal scientists in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Animal Scientists

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Arizona
$101,050
$25,470 100
2 Kentucky
$89,820
$38,020 40
3 Nebraska
$86,570
$37,130 120
4 California
$84,480
$64,630 140
5 Maryland
$84,050
$54,440 100
6 Iowa
$65,750
$43,750 90
7 Wisconsin
$65,560
$43,110 310
8 Minnesota
$64,540
$39,470 120
9 Kansas
$63,370
$34,750 30
10 Idaho
$63,190
$50,510 40
11 Oklahoma
$60,730
$35,990 40
12 Ohio
$59,590
$39,740 70
13 Texas
$57,530
$32,480 180
14 Massachusetts
$55,430
$24,600 100
15 North Carolina
$49,990
$37,980 60
16 South Dakota
$49,120
$41,870 70
17 Missouri
$47,810
$35,340 100
18 Arkansas
$45,730
$35,160 40
19 Florida
$42,210
$32,020 80
20 Mississippi
$37,080
$27,180 50

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of animal scientists in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for animal scientists, Top Paying Jobs in America.