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Highest Paying States for Other Life Scientists

The highest paying states for other life 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 other life scientists in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $101,330, Texas is the highest paying state for other life scientists. It is followed by California (average annual salary $98,840). 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 scientists in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Other Life Scientists

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Texas
$101,330
$52,840 280
2 California
$98,840
$51,930 1,700
3 Alabama
$93,250
$61,950 90
4 New Hampshire
$87,780
$52,730 50
5 Maryland
$87,270
$52,180 300
6 West Virginia
$85,430
$54,320 0
7 Illinois
$82,930
$46,860 370
8 New Jersey
$77,240
$48,680 460
9 Arizona
$76,410
$42,770 80
10 Hawaii
$75,480
$42,400 90
11 New York
$73,640
$55,250 140
12 Missouri
$72,740
$40,770 100
13 Washington
$72,290
$53,750 200
14 North Carolina
$70,110
$39,880 130
15 Pennsylvania
$69,040
$53,430 190
16 Massachusetts
$68,800
$45,410 770
17 Minnesota
$66,570
$43,430 540
18 Oregon
$64,810
$44,540 150
19 Connecticut
$62,480
$49,810 160
20 Florida
$61,600
$35,800 140
21 Alaska
$60,340
$45,630 170
22 Ohio
$57,680
$35,040 60
23 Michigan
$57,500
$42,950 560
24 Virginia
$56,300
$41,380 180
25 Maine
$56,120
$50,500 50
26 Kentucky
$56,010
$41,800 130
27 New Mexico
$55,710
$41,610 70
28 Nevada
$55,400
$35,560 40
29 Kansas
$52,750
$27,570 30
30 Tennessee
$52,730
$25,800 70
31 Rhode Island
$50,180
$37,460 40
32 Georgia
$49,430
$39,580 70
33 Indiana
$48,830
$39,710 180
34 Puerto Rico
$42,850
$31,520 40

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of other life scientists in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for other life scientists, Top Paying Jobs in America.