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Highest Paying States for Computer and Information Research Scientists

The highest paying states for computer and information research 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 computer and information research scientists in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $143,880, Oregon is the highest paying state for computer and information research scientists. It is followed by New Hampshire (average annual salary $137,300). 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 computer and information research scientists in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Computer and Information Research Scientists

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Oregon
$143,880
$94,950 280
2 New Hampshire
$137,300
$90,430 170
3 District of Columbia
$130,700
$79,040 450
4 New Mexico
$128,100
$86,600 750
5 Washington
$127,050
$70,910 1,340
6 New York
$124,160
$83,940 1,200
7 Virginia
$123,240
$85,110 2,670
8 California
$123,130
$64,910 5,750
9 New Jersey
$122,860
$78,290 1,280
10 Connecticut
$120,860
$61,720 50
11 Massachusetts
$120,730
$72,510 990
12 Rhode Island
$116,640
$68,710 410
13 Minnesota
$116,530
$77,530 240
14 Illinois
$114,650
$76,560 590
15 North Carolina
$109,810
$49,670 110
16 Maryland
$109,280
$65,670 2,660
17 Nevada
$107,930
$58,130 50
18 Colorado
$106,950
$45,510 410
19 Ohio
$105,990
$74,410 220
20 Texas
$105,680
$23,280 2,170
21 Hawaii
$105,100
$70,610 130
22 Arizona
$104,440
$72,840 260
23 Pennsylvania
$103,320
$71,600 370
24 Tennessee
$102,750
$59,020 210
25 Alabama
$101,060
$64,970 310
26 Indiana
$100,500
$64,190 0
27 Michigan
$99,330
$57,580 200
28 Georgia
$97,020
$55,460 810
29 Florida
$95,780
$64,850 530
30 South Carolina
$95,200
$71,630 320
31 Arkansas
$94,410
$76,960 40
32 Utah
$93,830
$56,230 710
33 Mississippi
$93,820
$61,850 240
34 Missouri
$90,700
$54,590 240
35 Delaware
$88,240
$64,900 90
36 Nebraska
$88,170
$65,210 40
37 Alaska
$87,860
$70,190 60
38 Kansas
$86,990
$68,520 100
39 Oklahoma
$85,810
$56,230 500
40 Louisiana
$80,300
$57,520 60
41 Wisconsin
$68,920
$52,780 200
42 Montana
$64,500
$52,390 60
43 Puerto Rico
$54,640
$28,950 0

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

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