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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 $108,390, Wisconsin is the highest paying state for other life scientists. It is followed by Texas (average annual salary $99,900). 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 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 Wisconsin
$108,390
$41,360 40
2 Texas
$99,900
$18,800 140
3 Alabama
$99,120
$66,940 90
4 California
$92,960
$44,750 1,450
5 Maryland
$89,940
$52,170 420
6 New Hampshire
$87,780
$52,730 50
7 North Carolina
$86,910
$51,990 170
8 Illinois
$86,160
$32,380 300
9 West Virginia
$85,430
$54,320 0
10 Washington
$78,080
$60,580 210
11 New Jersey
$77,660
$51,190 270
12 Idaho
$73,570
$46,540 40
13 Iowa
$72,590
$51,560 120
14 Arizona
$71,920
$43,020 70
15 New York
$71,770
$54,000 130
16 Minnesota
$69,340
$44,280 560
17 Pennsylvania
$69,180
$51,940 180
18 Massachusetts
$68,690
$45,180 760
19 Connecticut
$62,200
$50,860 140
20 Oregon
$61,440
$36,560 140
21 Florida
$61,410
$40,580 110
22 Alaska
$60,340
$45,630 170
23 Georgia
$60,260
$40,850 90
24 Hawaii
$60,130
$42,500 80
25 Kentucky
$58,750
$51,150 100
26 Virginia
$57,220
$41,590 120
27 Michigan
$56,180
$42,270 560
28 Maine
$56,120
$50,500 50
29 Nevada
$55,070
$35,980 70
30 Missouri
$55,030
$36,470 60
31 Ohio
$54,030
$32,620 200
32 Louisiana
$53,790
$41,560 140
33 Kansas
$52,750
$27,570 30
34 Tennessee
$52,730
$25,800 40
35 Indiana
$52,600
$41,860 100
36 New Mexico
$49,980
$33,720 90
37 Rhode Island
$49,620
$33,690 70
38 North Dakota
$49,430
$37,560 110
39 Colorado
$48,710
$32,360 80
40 Puerto Rico
$44,130
$32,390 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.