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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 $123,450, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for mathematicians. It is followed by Maryland (average annual salary $121,960). 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 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 District of Columbia
$123,450
$90,350 60
2 Maryland
$121,960
$80,050 170
3 Virginia
$118,510
$71,460 450
4 Washington
$116,190
$59,050 140
5 New Jersey
$111,490
$63,650 230
6 Massachusetts
$111,030
$54,810 70
7 California
$110,120
$57,980 660
8 New Mexico
$108,020
$61,580 60
9 Colorado
$97,630
$62,620 40
10 Illinois
$95,310
$55,250 80
11 Florida
$94,500
$38,500 100
12 Mississippi
$92,740
$58,230 30
13 New York
$87,450
$54,240 40
14 Michigan
$84,900
$53,400 60
15 Ohio
$82,490
$49,930 40
16 Rhode Island
$78,480
$58,270 60
17 Pennsylvania
$74,500
$47,520 40
18 North Carolina
$65,340
$43,400 30
19 Tennessee
$64,540
$34,500 40
20 Missouri
$56,060
$50,120 40
21 Texas
$53,620
$18,530 140

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.