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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 $58,500, Massachusetts is the highest paying state for other life, physical, and social science technicians. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $58,440). 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 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
$58,500
$36,170 2,370
2 District of Columbia
$58,440
$44,040 260
3 Connecticut
$56,690
$42,120 740
4 Rhode Island
$56,640
$36,590 70
5 Hawaii
$56,280
$33,070 680
6 Nebraska
$55,700
$32,850 300
7 South Carolina
$55,620
$34,650 190
8 Maryland
$55,600
$39,490 3,150
9 New Jersey
$54,820
$31,860 1,810
10 New Hampshire
$54,770
$40,680 100
11 Mississippi
$52,710
$34,500 250
12 West Virginia
$52,190
$36,630 210
13 Delaware
$51,530
$35,380 120
14 Oklahoma
$51,440
$18,240 1,190
15 Washington
$51,020
$34,230 1,550
16 Arkansas
$50,900
$32,690 350
17 Alaska
$50,390
$36,290 270
18 North Dakota
$50,350
$35,950 210
19 Wyoming
$50,330
$32,860 150
20 North Carolina
$50,190
$33,710 1,330
21 California
$50,180
$29,310 6,660
22 Ohio
$50,040
$31,960 1,520
23 Vermont
$49,770
$40,680 40
24 Colorado
$49,040
$29,070 1,210
25 Illinois
$48,930
$31,700 3,410
26 Georgia
$48,870
$28,540 1,960
27 Oregon
$48,560
$32,850 1,400
28 Kansas
$48,520
$33,320 430
29 Utah
$47,980
$26,440 710
30 Maine
$47,800
$31,430 220
31 Kentucky
$47,780
$28,540 390
32 Indiana
$47,760
$32,970 1,720
33 Minnesota
$47,750
$33,340 950
34 New York
$47,650
$24,300 6,250
35 Virginia
$46,430
$28,680 1,610
36 Iowa
$46,120
$31,690 590
37 Pennsylvania
$45,940
$28,510 2,040
38 Missouri
$45,880
$29,000 1,700
39 Arizona
$45,810
$30,380 1,170
40 Nevada
$45,450
$28,420 820
41 Wisconsin
$45,410
$25,390 830
42 Louisiana
$44,840
$31,580 1,140
43 New Mexico
$44,780
$28,900 380
44 Alabama
$44,340
$29,750 980
45 Texas
$42,910
$22,290 5,650
46 Michigan
$40,680
$23,000 2,840
47 Montana
$40,680
$29,360 140
48 South Dakota
$40,670
$29,360 80
49 Florida
$39,590
$21,410 3,420
50 Tennessee
$39,000
$28,130 1,030
51 Idaho
$36,620
$23,100 380
52 Puerto Rico
$26,060
$17,060 410
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