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Highest Paying States for Conservation Scientists

The highest paying states for conservation 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 conservation scientists in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $90,680, Alaska is the highest paying state for conservation scientists. It is followed by Connecticut (average annual salary $88,820). 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 conservation scientists in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Conservation Scientists

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Alaska
$90,680
$55,370 190
2 Connecticut
$88,820
$29,560 50
3 New Jersey
$81,720
$46,230 330
4 District of Columbia
$75,320
$48,640 260
5 Florida
$74,660
$33,880 260
6 Alabama
$73,060
$48,980 110
7 California
$72,470
$40,040 1,260
8 Kansas
$71,870
$40,040 190
9 Tennessee
$71,030
$40,030 170
10 Puerto Rico
$71,030
$40,030 40
11 Oregon
$71,010
$46,280 820
12 Hawaii
$70,890
$42,930 140
13 Illinois
$69,840
$31,970 540
14 New York
$67,920
$44,210 520
15 Arizona
$67,240
$45,150 340
16 New Mexico
$67,150
$40,030 210
17 Massachusetts
$67,030
$38,030 300
18 Indiana
$65,190
$34,580 210
19 Virginia
$65,180
$30,660 650
20 Wyoming
$65,180
$45,380 180
21 Michigan
$64,450
$39,570 290
22 Minnesota
$64,220
$43,180 730
23 North Dakota
$63,710
$40,020 260
24 Colorado
$63,710
$43,870 1,170
25 New Hampshire
$63,660
$53,280 50
26 Oklahoma
$63,660
$30,240 240
27 Utah
$63,660
$41,370 260
28 Maryland
$63,570
$44,520 490
29 Idaho
$63,480
$41,360 280
30 Wisconsin
$62,650
$41,860 720
31 Nebraska
$62,010
$33,530 250
32 Kentucky
$61,540
$35,300 180
33 Nevada
$61,230
$34,490 230
34 Georgia
$59,780
$39,470 410
35 South Dakota
$59,240
$40,760 290
36 Montana
$58,760
$40,270 530
37 Louisiana
$56,670
$38,650 630
38 Texas
$55,620
$38,330 1,740
39 North Carolina
$55,540
$34,690 450
40 Rhode Island
$53,600
$24,380 40
41 Delaware
$53,120
$34,480 50
42 Maine
$52,860
$36,090 80
43 Washington
$52,460
$38,980 920
44 Missouri
$52,310
$31,670 520
45 Ohio
$52,000
$31,950 380
46 Iowa
$51,480
$33,900 440
47 Vermont
$50,600
$34,590 110
48 West Virginia
$49,840
$27,920 160
49 Mississippi
$49,500
$36,250 590
50 South Carolina
$48,980
$19,150 220
51 Pennsylvania
$47,790
$23,540 770
52 Arkansas
$31,170
$26,400 260
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