The average salary for a mathematician in the United States is around $101,900 per year.

#### Avg Salary

This is 57% above the national average. Updated in 2018.

Mathematicians earn an average yearly salary of **$101,900**. Wages typically start from **$57,150** and go up to **$160,550**.

## Mathematician earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

## Mathematician salary by state

State Name | Average Salary |
---|---|

District of Columbia | $126,280 |

Washington | $119,860 |

Colorado | $103,100 |

Virginia | $123,160 |

New Jersey | $111,910 |

Illinois | $103,220 |

Maryland | $118,410 |

New Mexico | $105,780 |

California | $99,080 |

Rhode Island | $79,660 |

Florida | $92,310 |

Ohio | $85,120 |

New York | $82,030 |

Pennsylvania | $76,250 |

Nevada | $69,350 |

## How do mathematician salaries compare to similar careers?

Mathematicians earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than physicists but more than biostatisticians.

Career | Median Salary |
---|---|

Physicist salary | $121K |

Materials scientist salary | $100K |

Astronomer salary | $106K |

Geologist salary | $91K |

Biochemist salary | $93K |

Mathematician salary | $102K |

Geospatial information scientist salary | $90K |

Nanotechnology engineer salary | $97K |

Atmospheric scientist salary | $94K |

Biostatistician salary | $88K |

Source: *CareerExplorer (Aggregated)*