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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 $108,690, New Mexico is the highest paying state for atmospheric and space scientists. It is followed by Hawaii (average annual salary $108,450). 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 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 New Mexico
$108,690
$56,000 110
2 Hawaii
$108,450
$67,880 60
3 Georgia
$105,020
$64,090 80
4 Maryland
$103,900
$62,180 570
5 Missouri
$100,580
$65,650 140
6 Virginia
$99,910
$68,390 400
7 Kentucky
$99,370
$71,700 70
8 Minnesota
$99,080
$80,610 250
9 Idaho
$97,250
$58,320 50
10 South Carolina
$97,240
$60,200 50
11 Wisconsin
$96,740
$38,510 90
12 Pennsylvania
$96,680
$75,980 70
13 New Jersey
$96,620
$51,660 180
14 Illinois
$95,660
$49,750 100
15 California
$95,570
$57,680 580
16 Florida
$94,200
$37,270 440
17 Louisiana
$93,830
$60,200 70
18 Alabama
$93,810
$57,380 270
19 Tennessee
$93,100
$56,900 100
20 New Hampshire
$92,800
$62,900 60
21 Wyoming
$92,660
$49,770 70
22 North Carolina
$92,070
$49,760 120
23 Indiana
$92,040
$55,460 60
24 Arizona
$91,730
$52,990 90
25 Ohio
$90,100
$47,380 130
26 Colorado
$89,710
$58,720 1,180
27 Nevada
$89,090
$58,970 110
28 South Dakota
$89,020
$49,760 50
29 Montana
$89,020
$58,860 80
30 Oregon
$89,000
$44,210 120
31 Nebraska
$88,690
$48,050 110
32 Kansas
$88,670
$36,650 100
33 Washington
$88,320
$49,770 260
34 District of Columbia
$88,180
$29,730 90
35 Alaska
$87,700
$56,130 160
36 Michigan
$86,870
$58,550 140
37 Arkansas
$84,240
$57,840 30
38 Iowa
$84,190
$65,900 80
39 Texas
$81,230
$40,670 680
40 Massachusetts
$78,410
$53,840 410
41 New York
$77,830
$39,200 380
42 Puerto Rico
$76,450
$50,890 30
43 Utah
$76,220
$36,290 260
44 Oklahoma
$75,830
$41,710 340
45 Mississippi
$68,240
$42,980 60
46 Connecticut
$66,470
$42,110 40
47 Maine
$63,410
$51,090 70
48 North Dakota
$62,450
$33,010 80

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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