Scientist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Scientist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $81,231
Alabama $70,051
Arkansas $64,947
Arizona $74,734
California $44,960
Colorado $80,514
Connecticut $86,938
District of Columbia $101,742
Delaware $84,106
Florida $73,608
Georgia $74,328
Guam $72,445
Hawaii $79,417
Iowa $69,412
Idaho $69,762
Illinois $77,949
Indiana $65,851
Kansas $63,762
Kentucky $63,999
Louisiana $67,341
Massachusetts $83,691
Maryland $94,553
Maine $67,110
Michigan $73,762
Minnesota $72,879
Missouri $66,306
Mississippi $72,771
Montana $68,654
North Carolina $72,356
North Dakota $70,845
Nebraska $70,811
New Hampshire $82,421
New Jersey $87,997
New Mexico $77,603
Nevada $77,402
New York $81,407
Ohio $73,383
Oklahoma $75,474
Oregon $74,174
Pennsylvania $77,837
Puerto Rico $54,194
Rhode Island $79,724
South Carolina $68,702
South Dakota $59,719
Tennessee $69,271
Texas $74,130
Utah $69,106
Virginia $81,690
Vermont $68,737
Washington $77,513
Wisconsin $68,510
West Virginia $64,497
Wyoming $69,311

How do scientist salaries compare to similar careers?

Scientists earn 11% less than similar careers in Alabama. On average, they make less than natural sciences managers but more than school psychologists.

Career Median Salary
Natural sciences manager salary $101K
Materials scientist salary $89K
Neuropsychologist salary $96K
Geospatial information scientist salary $85K
Chemist salary $76K
Scientist salary $70K
Geologist salary $67K
Conservation scientist salary $73K
Soil and water conservationist salary $73K
School psychologist salary $59K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)