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Highest Paying States for Mathematicians

The highest paying states for mathematicians (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 mathematicians in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $123,130, New Jersey is the highest paying state for mathematicians. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $120,030). 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 mathematicians in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Mathematicians

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 New Jersey
$123,130
$88,270 70
2 District of Columbia
$120,030
$85,230 70
3 Washington
$119,160
$56,450 140
4 Virginia
$116,550
$69,960 470
5 California
$113,690
$54,120 720
6 Massachusetts
$111,030
$54,810 70
7 New Mexico
$102,110
$58,440 60
8 Illinois
$101,700
$56,120 140
9 Mississippi
$92,740
$58,230 30
10 Colorado
$81,160
$60,690 30
11 Ohio
$80,900
$47,280 40
12 Tennessee
$64,540
$34,500 40
13 Missouri
$56,060
$50,120 40
14 Texas
$53,620
$18,530 130

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

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