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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 $99,030, Connecticut is the highest paying state for other biological scientists. It is followed by Maryland (average annual salary $93,760). 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 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 Connecticut
$99,030
$66,390 150
2 Maryland
$93,760
$60,430 3,540
3 Rhode Island
$88,840
$65,020 40
4 District of Columbia
$87,840
$53,430 280
5 New Jersey
$87,440
$31,530 330
6 New Hampshire
$85,960
$53,860 100
7 Illinois
$85,220
$46,330 580
8 Virginia
$82,180
$53,420 580
9 California
$81,410
$45,530 7,170
10 New York
$80,540
$47,220 620
11 Michigan
$79,480
$29,500 250
12 Hawaii
$78,670
$51,700 290
13 Alaska
$77,010
$53,580 340
14 Indiana
$75,410
$35,450 360
15 Washington
$75,170
$46,050 1,180
16 South Carolina
$75,050
$48,980 160
17 Pennsylvania
$75,040
$43,190 540
18 Nebraska
$73,380
$25,750 150
19 Florida
$73,370
$36,010 1,550
20 Mississippi
$73,070
$41,770 290
21 Arizona
$72,810
$34,880 520
22 Texas
$72,620
$41,470 2,270
23 Georgia
$72,040
$42,430 850
24 North Carolina
$71,290
$43,530 830
25 Idaho
$71,100
$48,980 270
26 Arkansas
$71,100
$40,030 250
27 Nevada
$71,020
$47,990 220
28 Utah
$71,020
$48,970 230
29 Tennessee
$70,700
$29,380 300
30 Minnesota
$69,140
$41,150 510
31 West Virginia
$69,130
$37,700 180
32 New Mexico
$69,120
$32,310 360
33 North Dakota
$67,840
$36,260 170
34 Colorado
$67,160
$35,190 820
35 Alabama
$67,150
$33,130 220
36 Missouri
$67,150
$28,920 390
37 Montana
$67,150
$40,480 400
38 Wisconsin
$66,970
$42,910 530
39 Ohio
$66,820
$30,770 860
40 Wyoming
$65,190
$47,260 170
41 Oregon
$65,180
$42,440 850
42 Vermont
$63,150
$47,450 40
43 Louisiana
$62,150
$36,660 600
44 Oklahoma
$62,010
$32,740 270
45 Iowa
$60,510
$25,740 240
46 South Dakota
$60,390
$28,880 100
47 Puerto Rico
$60,370
$28,550 280
48 Kentucky
$59,250
$32,310 250
49 Massachusetts
$57,520
$39,850 3,460
50 Kansas
$52,380
$35,300 250
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