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Highest Paying States for Soil and Plant Scientists

The highest paying states for soil and plant 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 soil and plant scientists in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $77,580, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for soil and plant scientists. It is followed by Maryland (average annual salary $77,570). 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 soil and plant scientists in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Soil and Plant Scientists

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$77,580
$55,700 60
2 Maryland
$77,570
$41,560 170
3 Mississippi
$77,550
$50,360 100
4 Connecticut
$77,180
$47,140 100
5 Arkansas
$76,170
$46,030 50
6 North Carolina
$75,020
$41,930 1,140
7 New Jersey
$73,470
$51,230 60
8 Washington
$71,800
$45,750 520
9 California
$71,630
$43,050 2,100
10 Iowa
$69,510
$42,390 1,640
11 Massachusetts
$69,380
$43,720 50
12 Wyoming
$69,140
$41,360 40
13 Arizona
$68,540
$38,480 230
14 North Dakota
$67,320
$37,440 220
15 Idaho
$67,140
$41,360 180
16 Alaska
$67,010
$53,580 40
17 Oregon
$65,580
$34,160 620
18 Kansas
$64,160
$39,740 450
19 Colorado
$63,130
$40,030 230
20 Montana
$62,930
$47,630 210
21 Utah
$61,230
$40,790 60
22 Alabama
$61,220
$43,350 40
23 New Mexico
$61,220
$33,330 50
24 Nebraska
$59,040
$31,550 730
25 Illinois
$58,920
$30,740 470
26 New York
$58,580
$32,170 190
27 Minnesota
$58,390
$35,050 650
28 Virginia
$58,200
$37,730 120
29 Pennsylvania
$56,060
$34,660 180
30 Wisconsin
$55,190
$40,310 450
31 South Dakota
$55,020
$41,290 460
32 Texas
$54,660
$36,970 820
33 Louisiana
$53,780
$32,440 80
34 Ohio
$53,050
$36,130 190
35 Maine
$52,200
$36,610 30
36 Michigan
$51,660
$40,550 330
37 Florida
$51,600
$34,840 290
38 Missouri
$51,160
$35,280 320
39 Delaware
$49,130
$40,700 90
40 Georgia
$48,810
$33,960 220
41 Kentucky
$47,700
$17,770 160
42 West Virginia
$47,040
$36,100 60
43 Indiana
$45,780
$34,110 130
44 Tennessee
$44,040
$27,050 100

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

See also: Highest paying industries for soil and plant scientists, Top Paying Jobs in America.