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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 $80,120, Connecticut is the highest paying state for soil and plant scientists. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $79,820). 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 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 Connecticut
$80,120
$47,390 90
2 District of Columbia
$79,820
$54,970 60
3 Mississippi
$78,260
$49,760 90
4 Maryland
$77,030
$44,100 240
5 California
$76,770
$45,670 2,220
6 Arkansas
$76,260
$36,580 40
7 North Dakota
$75,820
$43,960 310
8 Arizona
$72,550
$47,430 210
9 Washington
$72,150
$46,680 420
10 Nevada
$72,000
$56,710 40
11 New Jersey
$70,240
$47,720 60
12 New Hampshire
$69,450
$54,900 30
13 Wyoming
$69,140
$41,360 40
14 Alaska
$67,010
$53,580 40
15 Oregon
$66,240
$34,960 550
16 North Carolina
$66,110
$38,510 920
17 Iowa
$65,960
$39,060 1,170
18 Alabama
$64,210
$40,140 30
19 Hawaii
$64,200
$51,590 90
20 Montana
$63,700
$41,020 140
21 Minnesota
$62,630
$38,110 870
22 Idaho
$62,230
$40,190 180
23 Utah
$62,230
$40,680 60
24 Virginia
$61,570
$40,020 130
25 Kentucky
$60,430
$41,640 70
26 New York
$60,260
$35,250 140
27 New Mexico
$60,210
$32,550 50
28 Massachusetts
$59,100
$33,790 30
29 Kansas
$58,990
$39,460 540
30 Wisconsin
$58,290
$41,000 500
31 Maine
$58,070
$41,950 40
32 South Dakota
$56,320
$40,090 510
33 Nebraska
$55,850
$35,890 570
34 Georgia
$55,410
$33,850 230
35 Louisiana
$55,330
$32,390 80
36 Illinois
$55,070
$34,640 440
37 Florida
$54,800
$30,750 210
38 Colorado
$53,110
$35,960 340
39 Pennsylvania
$52,870
$33,790 180
40 Texas
$52,800
$36,090 780
41 Rhode Island
$52,640
$40,940 0
42 Delaware
$51,970
$41,120 100
43 Michigan
$49,730
$39,940 220
44 Indiana
$49,550
$35,350 150
45 Missouri
$48,790
$19,340 410
46 Tennessee
$48,300
$35,630 100
47 West Virginia
$47,040
$36,100 60
48 Ohio
$46,960
$33,160 180
49 Puerto Rico
$35,380
$20,480 220
50 Oklahoma
$32,860
$16,540 170
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