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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 $104,270, Maryland is the highest paying state for animal scientists. It is followed by New Jersey (average annual salary $103,120). 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 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 Maryland
$104,270
$31,870 80
2 New Jersey
$103,120
$54,130 40
3 Arizona
$101,050
$25,470 100
4 Kentucky
$89,820
$38,020 40
5 Nebraska
$79,750
$37,060 90
6 Iowa
$71,850
$46,040 100
7 Ohio
$69,500
$41,830 110
8 Wisconsin
$68,780
$45,340 360
9 Massachusetts
$67,650
$41,320 100
10 Minnesota
$67,450
$40,520 190
11 Kansas
$63,370
$34,750 30
12 Idaho
$63,190
$50,510 40
13 New York
$61,950
$45,130 140
14 Colorado
$56,720
$34,500 40
15 Illinois
$56,700
$35,350 90
16 Michigan
$54,650
$29,490 160
17 Virginia
$53,530
$35,220 0
18 Pennsylvania
$53,450
$27,400 70
19 California
$51,650
$37,220 60
20 Texas
$51,190
$29,370 120
21 South Dakota
$50,980
$42,420 60
22 Missouri
$50,900
$36,120 120
23 Tennessee
$50,090
$41,070 40
24 North Carolina
$48,710
$36,010 110
25 Louisiana
$48,640
$41,660 0
26 Arkansas
$45,730
$35,160 40
27 Florida
$42,210
$32,020 80
28 Mississippi
$37,080
$27,180 50
29 Oklahoma
$35,330
$16,330 60

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.