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Highest Paying States for Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)

The highest paying states for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) (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 geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $124,580, Texas is the highest paying state for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers). It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $123,230). 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 geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Texas
$124,580
$56,000 7,780
2 District of Columbia
$123,230
$89,050 60
3 Oklahoma
$112,800
$49,420 990
4 Hawaii
$108,450
$57,110 110
5 Louisiana
$101,200
$51,680 910
6 Colorado
$96,820
$50,490 1,900
7 Alaska
$96,540
$60,050 450
8 Mississippi
$93,810
$50,270 350
9 California
$90,200
$49,970 3,650
10 New Jersey
$89,070
$57,710 300
11 Florida
$88,780
$51,370 740
12 Massachusetts
$88,480
$48,380 250
13 Maryland
$88,270
$44,800 440
14 Delaware
$84,400
$41,630 50
15 Montana
$83,870
$39,430 270
16 West Virginia
$83,230
$39,430 150
17 New Hampshire
$83,230
$52,200 120
18 Washington
$81,630
$49,400 1,030
19 North Dakota
$80,930
$48,670 40
20 New Mexico
$80,810
$53,710 300
21 Arizona
$80,540
$52,250 400
22 Nevada
$80,340
$52,850 640
23 Idaho
$77,640
$51,440 80
24 Nebraska
$76,980
$47,610 60
25 South Carolina
$76,430
$32,200 230
26 Virginia
$76,330
$49,800 370
27 Pennsylvania
$75,490
$50,640 1,000
28 Puerto Rico
$75,030
$42,920 80
29 Kansas
$74,650
$45,780 300
30 Tennessee
$73,950
$48,730 190
31 Wisconsin
$73,740
$47,720 80
32 Iowa
$73,430
$46,060 60
33 Utah
$73,330
$52,820 250
34 Michigan
$73,180
$45,230 360
35 New York
$72,300
$46,140 730
36 North Carolina
$71,420
$45,650 520
37 Rhode Island
$71,360
$45,020 130
38 Wyoming
$71,220
$48,270 180
39 Minnesota
$69,980
$42,680 240
40 Connecticut
$69,770
$40,990 160
41 Oregon
$69,500
$49,770 340
42 Kentucky
$69,020
$41,770 200
43 Alabama
$68,680
$40,610 260
44 Missouri
$68,420
$39,670 240
45 Ohio
$67,820
$43,790 350
46 Georgia
$65,150
$45,470 320
47 Maine
$64,990
$53,760 100
48 Illinois
$63,380
$42,190 280
49 South Dakota
$59,730
$41,320 50
50 Vermont
$57,650
$35,410 40
51 Arkansas
$53,400
$36,470 90
52 Indiana
$53,380
$35,020 370
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