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Highest Paying States for Other Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians

The highest paying states for other life, physical, and social science technicians (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 other life, physical, and social science technicians in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $59,120, Massachusetts is the highest paying state for other life, physical, and social science technicians. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $58,770). 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 other life, physical, and social science technicians in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Other Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Massachusetts
$59,120
$36,840 2,400
2 District of Columbia
$58,770
$42,040 290
3 Maryland
$55,600
$39,490 3,150
4 Nebraska
$55,480
$32,310 290
5 Vermont
$53,930
$41,000 60
6 Connecticut
$52,840
$40,960 720
7 Hawaii
$52,690
$31,680 650
8 New Jersey
$52,430
$26,970 1,600
9 New Hampshire
$51,910
$34,610 110
10 South Carolina
$50,690
$32,340 160
11 Louisiana
$50,340
$33,220 540
12 West Virginia
$50,080
$35,980 160
13 North Dakota
$49,930
$34,700 250
14 New York
$49,770
$25,210 5,120
15 Rhode Island
$49,540
$31,630 70
16 Washington
$49,510
$32,670 1,420
17 Mississippi
$49,380
$32,300 190
18 Iowa
$49,260
$32,050 840
19 California
$49,200
$29,750 7,660
20 Colorado
$49,030
$30,600 930
21 Alaska
$48,760
$36,050 300
22 Minnesota
$48,610
$33,560 800
23 Utah
$48,210
$32,310 470
24 Ohio
$47,630
$32,390 1,580
25 Arkansas
$47,160
$28,670 370
26 North Carolina
$46,980
$32,320 1,130
27 Illinois
$46,860
$29,720 3,400
28 Nevada
$46,810
$29,080 680
29 Georgia
$46,710
$30,210 1,470
30 Oklahoma
$46,160
$30,390 1,130
31 Arizona
$45,510
$31,100 860
32 Kansas
$45,430
$31,320 350
33 Virginia
$45,390
$29,380 1,660
34 Maine
$45,300
$30,780 210
35 Texas
$44,380
$23,460 7,790
36 Pennsylvania
$44,180
$27,650 2,120
37 Wyoming
$43,980
$32,310 130
38 Oregon
$43,960
$30,860 1,380
39 Indiana
$43,050
$29,980 1,090
40 Alabama
$42,800
$28,770 890
41 Wisconsin
$42,740
$25,770 870
42 Missouri
$42,510
$27,480 1,830
43 Montana
$40,040
$32,020 130
44 Kentucky
$38,120
$19,840 890
45 Tennessee
$37,630
$24,360 1,090
46 Florida
$37,620
$20,700 2,960
47 Idaho
$37,440
$22,030 300
48 Michigan
$31,500
$19,260 5,480
49 Puerto Rico
$28,320
$17,100 470

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of other life, physical, and social science technicians in those states is not available at this time.

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