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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 $91,600, Alaska is the highest paying state for conservation scientists. It is followed by Connecticut (average annual salary $90,650). 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 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
$91,600
$56,950 190
2 Connecticut
$90,650
$30,900 50
3 New Jersey
$85,180
$46,940 330
4 Alabama
$76,960
$49,760 100
5 Florida
$74,660
$33,880 1,010
6 California
$73,700
$39,770 1,760
7 Oregon
$73,630
$48,710 760
8 Virginia
$73,510
$31,860 640
9 Kansas
$73,090
$42,050 190
10 Puerto Rico
$72,160
$40,680 40
11 Tennessee
$70,260
$40,130 170
12 Massachusetts
$69,890
$43,320 350
13 Illinois
$69,470
$28,530 560
14 Wyoming
$68,240
$49,990 180
15 Arizona
$68,230
$45,490 300
16 New York
$67,920
$44,210 500
17 Michigan
$66,370
$33,370 340
18 New Hampshire
$66,320
$54,820 50
19 New Mexico
$66,250
$39,120 220
20 Indiana
$66,230
$32,990 200
21 Oklahoma
$65,960
$33,940 190
22 Maryland
$65,450
$46,880 470
23 North Dakota
$65,340
$40,670 260
24 Hawaii
$64,990
$29,180 140
25 Nebraska
$64,710
$37,250 220
26 District of Columbia
$64,250
$24,540 290
27 Idaho
$64,230
$40,680 250
28 Wisconsin
$63,370
$42,310 710
29 Colorado
$62,960
$43,750 1,340
30 Minnesota
$62,090
$43,100 690
31 Utah
$61,720
$39,370 270
32 South Dakota
$61,360
$42,050 290
33 Vermont
$60,500
$38,130 70
34 Georgia
$60,200
$36,290 320
35 Louisiana
$58,930
$38,700 630
36 Kentucky
$58,260
$36,420 170
37 Nevada
$57,370
$30,650 220
38 Texas
$56,770
$38,530 1,930
39 Washington
$56,660
$43,200 860
40 Delaware
$56,400
$39,140 60
41 Maine
$55,670
$42,460 70
42 Montana
$55,660
$40,510 580
43 Arkansas
$54,740
$27,390 190
44 Rhode Island
$53,600
$24,380 40
45 South Carolina
$53,100
$19,320 250
46 Missouri
$51,710
$32,450 500
47 North Carolina
$51,320
$33,180 450
48 Ohio
$50,880
$32,130 380
49 Mississippi
$50,820
$39,530 680
50 Iowa
$50,750
$28,700 510
51 Pennsylvania
$49,470
$26,450 910
52 West Virginia
$49,200
$27,270 190
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