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Highest Paying States for Other Biological Scientists

The highest paying states for other biological 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 other biological scientists in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $95,760, Maryland is the highest paying state for other biological scientists. It is followed by New Jersey (average annual salary $90,540). 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 other biological scientists in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Other Biological Scientists

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Maryland
$95,760
$62,410 3,720
2 New Jersey
$90,540
$53,450 250
3 Connecticut
$89,330
$66,220 120
4 Rhode Island
$88,840
$65,020 40
5 Illinois
$86,750
$45,490 720
6 New York
$84,690
$50,100 660
7 California
$83,660
$47,490 8,050
8 Virginia
$81,800
$53,540 640
9 District of Columbia
$79,820
$44,870 500
10 Alaska
$79,810
$54,990 360
11 New Hampshire
$78,660
$29,360 80
12 Hawaii
$78,150
$51,020 290
13 Washington
$77,920
$48,090 1,210
14 South Carolina
$76,270
$50,330 160
15 Pennsylvania
$76,010
$43,800 540
16 North Carolina
$74,750
$41,800 1,050
17 Texas
$74,560
$41,010 1,940
18 Mississippi
$74,260
$38,110 290
19 Nebraska
$73,380
$25,750 150
20 Tennessee
$72,710
$36,540 280
21 Arizona
$72,630
$39,380 530
22 New Mexico
$72,440
$42,170 380
23 Utah
$72,250
$49,770 260
24 Michigan
$72,250
$41,780 390
25 West Virginia
$72,250
$42,050 210
26 Minnesota
$72,200
$40,670 540
27 Vermont
$72,160
$33,940 40
28 Louisiana
$72,160
$46,110 420
29 Arkansas
$70,260
$33,450 250
30 Nevada
$70,260
$43,910 220
31 North Dakota
$70,250
$29,370 180
32 Georgia
$69,490
$42,680 980
33 Missouri
$68,950
$29,370 440
34 Colorado
$68,760
$39,410 890
35 Alabama
$68,730
$36,580 210
36 Wisconsin
$68,340
$44,110 470
37 Indiana
$68,330
$40,150 500
38 Montana
$68,230
$41,730 430
39 Ohio
$67,930
$29,370 790
40 Idaho
$66,240
$32,850 350
41 Florida
$66,020
$35,420 1,760
42 Oregon
$65,950
$42,860 830
43 Wyoming
$65,190
$47,260 170
44 South Dakota
$64,690
$29,370 100
45 Kentucky
$63,040
$32,030 210
46 Massachusetts
$62,800
$40,900 3,960
47 Oklahoma
$62,010
$32,740 270
48 Iowa
$61,380
$26,160 270
49 Puerto Rico
$60,370
$28,550 280
50 Kansas
$59,510
$37,240 250
See also: Highest paying industries for other biological scientists, Top Paying Jobs in America.