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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 $174,250). 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 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
$117,330 410
2 New Jersey
$174,250
$108,600 4,590
3 Massachusetts
$154,010
$78,600 3,360
4 Connecticut
$141,720
$85,390 980
5 California
$138,230
$73,450 8,210
6 North Carolina
$134,390
$88,230 2,310
7 Maryland
$130,620
$92,990 2,820
8 Pennsylvania
$128,300
$69,920 2,860
9 New York
$128,140
$80,320 1,900
10 District of Columbia
$128,070
$74,630 1,030
11 Colorado
$125,130
$82,950 1,330
12 Washington
$124,350
$88,040 1,840
13 New Hampshire
$123,030
$87,740 140
14 Ohio
$121,500
$71,230 1,130
15 Virginia
$120,630
$77,500 1,240
16 Rhode Island
$119,920
$85,290 90
17 Illinois
$115,890
$67,900 1,780
18 Iowa
$111,180
$70,380 350
19 Texas
$110,250
$61,390 2,000
20 West Virginia
$106,970
$80,490 120
21 Minnesota
$106,490
$68,270 1,360
22 Hawaii
$106,370
$71,030 240
23 Missouri
$104,160
$61,210 870
24 Tennessee
$103,440
$57,970 510
25 Nevada
$102,820
$71,030 180
26 Alaska
$101,660
$78,780 410
27 Maine
$101,630
$65,900 240
28 Oregon
$101,340
$73,880 1,200
29 Alabama
$101,320
$82,860 140
30 Kansas
$99,080
$77,820 160
31 Wisconsin
$98,790
$67,790 540
32 Mississippi
$98,520
$53,880 160
33 Florida
$98,330
$53,510 950
34 Nebraska
$98,200
$53,350 200
35 Puerto Rico
$97,380
$49,200 40
36 South Dakota
$97,360
$77,390 80
37 North Dakota
$95,710
$76,590 140
38 Michigan
$95,130
$68,290 990
39 Kentucky
$94,990
$57,960 290
40 Arizona
$94,940
$48,820 960
41 New Mexico
$92,910
$68,140 350
42 Vermont
$92,330
$68,130 70
43 Utah
$92,320
$50,430 910
44 Wyoming
$91,850
$78,110 140
45 Louisiana
$90,080
$55,650 310
46 Montana
$90,070
$73,360 330
47 Oklahoma
$87,590
$57,560 260
48 Idaho
$87,580
$63,500 370
49 Arkansas
$85,810
$45,860 320
50 South Carolina
$75,950
$55,570 470
51 Indiana
$52,830
$39,410 1,820
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