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Highest Paying States for Tapers

The highest paying states for tapers (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 tapers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $89,750, Illinois is the highest paying state for tapers. It is followed by Hawaii (average annual salary $86,160). 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 tapers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Tapers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Illinois
$89,750
$39,840 430
2 Hawaii
$86,160
$37,880 490
3 Massachusetts
$73,140
$45,340 700
4 New Hampshire
$71,360
$42,060 180
5 Minnesota
$65,540
$25,400 380
6 Missouri
$61,300
$34,700 230
7 Kentucky
$57,840
$44,060 70
8 New York
$56,780
$33,640 940
9 Pennsylvania
$56,100
$33,910 180
10 Connecticut
$55,800
$34,490 270
11 Ohio
$53,880
$38,440 200
12 California
$51,920
$29,410 5,810
13 Wisconsin
$51,360
$31,560 190
14 Washington
$51,100
$35,020 1,810
15 Iowa
$48,950
$32,520 90
16 Maine
$48,150
$38,260 90
17 Michigan
$47,080
$24,690 120
18 Kansas
$46,110
$33,470 230
19 Colorado
$45,400
$32,380 490
20 Louisiana
$44,460
$32,870 310
21 Indiana
$43,530
$28,630 140
22 Oregon
$41,740
$24,520 430
23 Texas
$40,210
$27,110 520
24 Utah
$40,040
$28,540 590
25 Tennessee
$39,760
$29,640 100
26 Arizona
$39,710
$26,820 1,180
27 Nevada
$39,410
$25,710 870
28 Nebraska
$38,420
$28,000 110
29 Virginia
$38,380
$31,610 120
30 Oklahoma
$38,130
$32,250 40
31 Maryland
$37,920
$28,830 180
32 Georgia
$37,260
$22,250 90
33 New Jersey
$37,020
$21,370 310
34 New Mexico
$36,990
$25,400 80
35 North Dakota
$35,900
$31,400 0
36 Montana
$35,130
$31,410 40
37 Florida
$34,670
$27,350 40
38 South Dakota
$33,480
$25,950 50
39 Idaho
$33,390
$21,100 230
40 Arkansas
$32,770
$26,020 50
41 North Carolina
$31,690
$25,810 0

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

See also: Highest paying industries for tapers, Top Paying Jobs in America.