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Highest Paying States for Other Physical Scientists

The highest paying states for other physical 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 other physical scientists in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $127,050, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for other physical scientists. It is followed by Maryland (average annual salary $124,430). 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 other physical scientists in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Other Physical Scientists

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$127,050
$77,480 670
2 Maryland
$124,430
$80,180 1,580
3 Virginia
$119,340
$53,650 1,040
4 Massachusetts
$114,020
$73,530 260
5 South Carolina
$109,770
$40,300 100
6 Pennsylvania
$109,140
$58,630 350
7 Hawaii
$106,380
$48,250 140
8 California
$104,390
$51,250 2,410
9 Colorado
$102,500
$43,040 480
10 Nebraska
$101,340
$40,020 60
11 Washington
$100,290
$65,860 310
12 Tennessee
$99,450
$43,960 80
13 South Dakota
$98,520
$25,740 40
14 Georgia
$97,160
$41,110 380
15 Kansas
$95,820
$28,930 140
16 Connecticut
$93,670
$28,410 60
17 North Carolina
$93,010
$49,360 810
18 West Virginia
$92,890
$44,530 80
19 New York
$92,770
$56,190 970
20 Texas
$92,670
$50,050 1,100
21 New Jersey
$92,450
$53,200 510
22 Utah
$92,310
$48,980 110
23 Alaska
$88,090
$55,280 120
24 Missouri
$87,580
$30,170 110
25 Louisiana
$87,270
$63,660 50
26 Arizona
$86,800
$40,090 70
27 Illinois
$85,680
$53,710 590
28 Oregon
$85,210
$49,610 300
29 Ohio
$81,070
$46,940 400
30 New Hampshire
$80,480
$48,410 80
31 Oklahoma
$78,750
$28,290 60
32 Florida
$75,750
$42,240 450
33 Kentucky
$73,680
$29,950 150
34 Wisconsin
$73,370
$30,790 90
35 Montana
$72,460
$32,320 90
36 Nevada
$67,880
$21,620 200
37 Indiana
$64,130
$44,250 970
38 Michigan
$61,340
$42,940 1,550
39 Iowa
$53,780
$23,570 40
40 North Dakota
$51,270
$25,490 70
41 Puerto Rico
$28,400
$16,630 110

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

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