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Highest Paying States for Natural Sciences Managers

The highest paying states for natural sciences managers (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 natural sciences managers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $181,820, Delaware is the highest paying state for natural sciences managers. It is followed by New Jersey (average annual salary $161,470). 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 natural sciences managers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Natural Sciences Managers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Delaware
$181,820
$117,330 320
2 New Jersey
$161,470
$106,280 4,590
3 Massachusetts
$154,150
$78,840 3,560
4 Connecticut
$148,140
$87,000 750
5 North Carolina
$138,260
$86,500 2,670
6 California
$138,190
$68,700 7,450
7 Maryland
$133,920
$94,800 3,100
8 Washington
$130,930
$91,120 1,800
9 District of Columbia
$130,700
$73,530 1,100
10 Colorado
$130,540
$85,810 1,230
11 New York
$127,230
$75,560 1,670
12 Virginia
$123,240
$80,890 1,240
13 Rhode Island
$122,870
$92,650 80
14 Ohio
$121,460
$74,440 990
15 Pennsylvania
$120,040
$54,820 2,860
16 Texas
$117,900
$73,610 2,010
17 New Hampshire
$116,580
$92,730 150
18 Illinois
$114,000
$54,610 1,810
19 Iowa
$111,570
$71,710 310
20 Minnesota
$111,570
$67,150 1,410
21 Kansas
$110,720
$88,230 190
22 Hawaii
$108,460
$84,450 250
23 Tennessee
$108,210
$53,250 460
24 Alaska
$104,270
$79,750 420
25 Alabama
$103,390
$80,620 140
26 Oregon
$103,370
$76,490 1,190
27 Maine
$103,100
$68,700 240
28 Georgia
$103,040
$60,450 1,030
29 Missouri
$100,580
$51,890 790
30 Wisconsin
$100,350
$70,510 590
31 South Dakota
$100,120
$80,120 80
32 Nevada
$100,120
$72,600 220
33 North Dakota
$100,120
$79,530 140
34 Kentucky
$99,020
$59,880 300
35 Mississippi
$98,630
$58,730 160
36 Florida
$98,330
$53,510 950
37 Nebraska
$97,400
$55,490 210
38 Puerto Rico
$97,380
$49,200 40
39 Arkansas
$97,240
$51,540 250
40 Oklahoma
$96,040
$62,730 350
41 New Mexico
$94,650
$71,290 350
42 West Virginia
$94,360
$54,810 230
43 Vermont
$93,820
$72,160 80
44 Wyoming
$92,330
$79,100 140
45 Arizona
$92,020
$49,340 1,020
46 Michigan
$92,010
$67,190 1,360
47 Idaho
$91,540
$65,960 340
48 Montana
$91,540
$72,170 340
49 Utah
$89,970
$49,170 960
50 Louisiana
$88,680
$57,330 370
51 South Carolina
$79,440
$57,700 530
52 Indiana
$54,470
$40,400 1,840
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