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Highest Paying States for Atmospheric and Space Scientists

The highest paying states for atmospheric and space 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 atmospheric and space scientists in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $110,580, Maryland is the highest paying state for atmospheric and space scientists. It is followed by Hawaii (average annual salary $106,390). 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 atmospheric and space scientists in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Atmospheric and Space Scientists

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Maryland
$110,580
$62,000 590
2 Hawaii
$106,390
$72,430 60
3 Oklahoma
$104,690
$71,020 150
4 New Jersey
$99,280
$65,720 120
5 Missouri
$98,650
$65,260 140
6 New Mexico
$98,530
$54,760 150
7 Illinois
$97,040
$59,250 110
8 Colorado
$96,420
$62,900 1,580
9 Idaho
$95,700
$61,630 50
10 Pennsylvania
$94,780
$77,020 90
11 Virginia
$94,250
$65,680 400
12 Wisconsin
$93,650
$37,510 100
13 Ohio
$93,430
$56,540 110
14 Florida
$92,850
$36,490 460
15 Michigan
$92,330
$63,030 120
16 Louisiana
$92,320
$59,250 60
17 South Carolina
$92,320
$45,590 60
18 North Dakota
$91,770
$49,280 40
19 Nevada
$91,200
$59,360 90
20 California
$90,360
$55,660 700
21 Wyoming
$90,070
$50,390 70
22 Indiana
$89,960
$54,670 70
23 Tennessee
$89,950
$48,360 120
24 Montana
$87,890
$48,970 100
25 Oregon
$87,590
$43,930 130
26 Kansas
$87,580
$36,910 100
27 Nebraska
$87,570
$48,970 110
28 District of Columbia
$86,950
$28,700 60
29 Alaska
$85,500
$57,300 150
30 North Carolina
$85,460
$47,350 160
31 New York
$85,320
$39,230 470
32 Washington
$85,200
$50,350 270
33 South Dakota
$84,240
$63,440 70
34 Arkansas
$84,240
$57,840 30
35 Texas
$82,860
$41,630 650
36 New Hampshire
$82,800
$38,550 70
37 Alabama
$82,320
$52,690 200
38 Iowa
$80,560
$67,400 90
39 Kentucky
$80,490
$25,360 90
40 Massachusetts
$78,410
$53,840 480
41 Utah
$73,370
$36,030 160
42 Mississippi
$71,020
$51,710 60
43 Connecticut
$67,470
$45,170 30
44 Maine
$63,410
$51,090 70
45 Minnesota
$46,990
$33,520 250

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

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