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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 $87,060, Hawaii is the highest paying state for tapers. It is followed by Illinois (average annual salary $84,740). 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 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 Hawaii
$87,060
$37,860 410
2 Illinois
$84,740
$34,110 420
3 Massachusetts
$66,090
$38,110 570
4 Missouri
$65,060
$35,360 200
5 Alaska
$61,390
$54,390 0
6 New York
$60,980
$35,420 880
7 Kentucky
$58,590
$52,230 70
8 Connecticut
$58,310
$34,720 210
9 California
$57,150
$31,100 6,640
10 Iowa
$54,660
$33,240 90
11 Pennsylvania
$54,350
$31,950 130
12 Ohio
$53,520
$39,180 160
13 Wisconsin
$52,920
$32,100 160
14 Minnesota
$52,440
$32,100 310
15 Oregon
$52,230
$32,460 360
16 Washington
$51,100
$34,580 1,850
17 Rhode Island
$50,770
$38,080 70
18 Michigan
$50,500
$30,830 160
19 Maine
$48,860
$40,510 90
20 Colorado
$47,970
$31,310 330
21 New Jersey
$47,140
$22,030 310
22 Kansas
$46,930
$30,830 70
23 Louisiana
$44,460
$32,870 310
24 Indiana
$44,350
$28,600 130
25 Vermont
$43,440
$34,360 50
26 Nevada
$41,530
$27,330 880
27 New Mexico
$41,430
$28,410 90
28 Arizona
$41,100
$22,480 1,170
29 Utah
$39,920
$25,250 580
30 Nebraska
$39,850
$24,900 50
31 Tennessee
$39,760
$29,640 100
32 Maryland
$38,910
$29,890 180
33 Virginia
$38,380
$31,610 120
34 Oklahoma
$38,130
$32,250 40
35 Texas
$37,370
$21,550 350
36 Georgia
$37,260
$22,250 90
37 Florida
$36,880
$21,880 160
38 North Dakota
$35,900
$31,400 0
39 South Dakota
$34,880
$26,680 40
40 Arkansas
$32,770
$26,020 50
41 North Carolina
$31,690
$25,810 0
42 New Hampshire
$30,290
$26,510 180
43 Idaho
$30,190
$22,980 290
44 Montana
$28,610
$25,440 40

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.