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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 $131,760, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for other physical scientists. It is followed by Maryland (average annual salary $128,310). 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 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
$131,760
$79,710 710
2 Maryland
$128,310
$79,730 1,490
3 Virginia
$123,220
$61,510 1,690
4 New Mexico
$121,340
$62,230 640
5 South Carolina
$114,340
$47,350 90
6 Massachusetts
$113,420
$64,110 380
7 California
$112,660
$51,640 2,120
8 Pennsylvania
$110,880
$64,820 360
9 Georgia
$108,030
$55,630 330
10 Alabama
$107,720
$78,270 100
11 Washington
$106,900
$71,150 300
12 South Dakota
$102,970
$32,860 40
13 Colorado
$102,500
$43,040 520
14 Ohio
$101,040
$50,110 480
15 Kansas
$100,580
$40,870 130
16 Connecticut
$99,750
$32,550 80
17 Texas
$94,610
$47,390 1,210
18 New York
$94,420
$58,100 960
19 New Jersey
$94,290
$54,640 450
20 North Carolina
$93,810
$50,320 560
21 Utah
$92,310
$48,980 110
22 Missouri
$91,980
$29,350 100
23 Michigan
$91,970
$47,040 1,550
24 Alaska
$90,360
$62,330 120
25 Tennessee
$90,060
$44,180 80
26 West Virginia
$89,820
$44,710 90
27 Mississippi
$89,010
$57,220 310
28 Arizona
$86,610
$40,910 80
29 Hawaii
$86,290
$44,800 100
30 Oklahoma
$85,810
$28,410 60
31 Illinois
$85,140
$48,680 690
32 Kentucky
$84,670
$31,020 90
33 Rhode Island
$84,220
$58,520 40
34 New Hampshire
$83,880
$44,810 80
35 Indiana
$80,770
$47,480 100
36 Louisiana
$79,380
$40,150 60
37 Oregon
$78,890
$45,090 260
38 Nebraska
$78,270
$49,760 30
39 Wisconsin
$74,320
$29,360 80
40 Montana
$72,170
$32,860 90
41 Nevada
$67,880
$21,620 200
42 Florida
$66,840
$39,170 650
43 Idaho
$54,610
$40,310 320
44 Iowa
$49,770
$23,970 40
45 North Dakota
$47,590
$25,950 70
46 Puerto Rico
$27,700
$16,660 110

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.