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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 $131,780, New Mexico is the highest paying state for materials scientists. It is followed by Colorado (average annual salary $119,500). 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 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 New Mexico
$131,780
$83,360 100
2 Colorado
$119,500
$59,470 150
3 Texas
$114,460
$44,290 320
4 Maryland
$112,180
$52,070 130
5 Massachusetts
$105,530
$65,940 390
6 Connecticut
$104,530
$71,330 60
7 Virginia
$103,050
$57,330 350
8 Florida
$102,300
$37,580 130
9 California
$102,140
$50,670 1,450
10 New Jersey
$98,490
$66,850 150
11 Illinois
$98,460
$48,510 290
12 West Virginia
$97,110
$46,760 40
13 New York
$94,170
$37,330 370
14 North Carolina
$93,220
$49,390 230
15 Michigan
$92,250
$48,960 370
16 Pennsylvania
$91,810
$61,800 390
17 Tennessee
$90,680
$42,110 180
18 Oregon
$89,130
$44,390 40
19 Alabama
$88,520
$48,220 80
20 Ohio
$87,730
$47,590 640
21 Indiana
$87,140
$49,000 60
22 Georgia
$86,250
$48,360 30
23 Kansas
$85,580
$46,970 0
24 Washington
$82,980
$41,040 350
25 Wisconsin
$79,740
$55,880 70
26 South Carolina
$79,510
$46,480 50
27 Utah
$76,600
$44,330 50
28 Arizona
$75,340
$36,920 60
29 Missouri
$74,110
$40,240 120
30 Delaware
$71,720
$42,010 70
31 Maine
$70,620
$45,230 30

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.

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