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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 York (average annual salary $127,880). 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 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
$94,950 250
2 New York
$127,880
$80,180 920
3 Washington
$126,040
$69,470 1,050
4 New Jersey
$125,590
$82,910 1,530
5 District of Columbia
$121,830
$93,940 640
6 Connecticut
$120,860
$61,720 80
7 Virginia
$119,810
$84,790 2,550
8 California
$119,760
$70,380 4,950
9 Minnesota
$118,780
$82,020 360
10 Massachusetts
$117,450
$65,750 1,180
11 Rhode Island
$114,900
$73,150 430
12 New Mexico
$114,160
$54,310 890
13 Maryland
$113,640
$64,960 2,490
14 Arizona
$109,770
$77,140 200
15 Hawaii
$106,730
$71,550 120
16 North Carolina
$105,690
$69,730 170
17 Pennsylvania
$102,310
$70,380 410
18 Alabama
$101,060
$64,970 310
19 Ohio
$100,690
$74,300 170
20 Texas
$100,630
$19,420 1,810
21 Illinois
$99,020
$55,550 900
22 Michigan
$97,960
$62,470 380
23 Indiana
$95,300
$60,550 0
24 South Carolina
$95,200
$71,630 320
25 Colorado
$94,050
$38,550 310
26 Florida
$92,890
$71,730 500
27 Kansas
$92,650
$70,460 90
28 Missouri
$92,570
$54,500 240
29 Georgia
$92,500
$54,600 730
30 Tennessee
$91,520
$58,520 140
31 Arkansas
$91,180
$70,140 0
32 Utah
$91,090
$52,930 680
33 Mississippi
$91,060
$63,190 230
34 Delaware
$88,240
$64,900 90
35 Alaska
$87,860
$70,190 60
36 Oklahoma
$84,990
$55,680 460
37 Nebraska
$80,440
$64,960 40
38 Louisiana
$80,300
$57,520 60
39 Wisconsin
$65,080
$51,880 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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