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Highest Paying States for Materials Scientists

The highest paying states for materials 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 materials scientists in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $144,360, Nevada is the highest paying state for materials scientists. It is followed by New Mexico (average annual salary $135,470). 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 materials scientists in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Materials Scientists

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Nevada
$144,360
$87,530 90
2 New Mexico
$135,470
$90,810 100
3 Connecticut
$126,280
$78,830 40
4 Colorado
$118,030
$70,440 150
5 Virginia
$112,030
$62,040 260
6 Maryland
$110,910
$65,290 230
7 Texas
$110,460
$64,260 620
8 Louisiana
$107,670
$61,440 70
9 Minnesota
$106,870
$49,490 90
10 Massachusetts
$106,480
$56,270 440
11 New Jersey
$102,890
$67,850 200
12 New York
$101,370
$39,710 370
13 North Carolina
$99,530
$49,300 140
14 Oregon
$98,830
$61,650 100
15 West Virginia
$97,110
$46,760 40
16 California
$94,970
$53,360 1,150
17 Michigan
$93,340
$47,380 300
18 Illinois
$93,320
$44,440 300
19 Pennsylvania
$92,790
$62,940 390
20 Alabama
$92,520
$45,680 80
21 Missouri
$88,950
$55,070 80
22 Indiana
$87,140
$49,000 60
23 Ohio
$86,730
$47,250 630
24 Georgia
$86,250
$48,360 50
25 Kansas
$85,580
$46,970 0
26 Florida
$83,630
$37,810 90
27 Washington
$82,980
$41,040 350
28 Wisconsin
$81,870
$57,830 70
29 Utah
$81,530
$52,480 60
30 Tennessee
$80,310
$37,230 260
31 Iowa
$79,630
$44,330 40
32 New Hampshire
$77,610
$46,900 90
33 Arizona
$77,290
$37,360 80
34 South Carolina
$75,890
$45,610 70
35 Delaware
$70,230
$42,790 70
36 Kentucky
$67,300
$32,380 30
37 Maine
$65,950
$43,400 40
38 Oklahoma
$57,970
$29,110 50

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

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