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Best states for a Data Scientist

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Do you wonder which states in the U.S. are the best for Data Scientists?

If so, we have the full list of best to worst states for Data Scientist jobs for you to check out and see if you think it's time to move and start new.

Why move?

Because not all states fare the same when it come to job opportunity and pay.

Our research found that Washington is the best state for Data Scientists, while California and Washington are ranked highest in terms of median salary.

Washington has a median salary of $124,635 and California has the highest median salary among all 50 states for Data Scientists.

In order to get you the best states for Data Scientists, we looked at our data on jobs and wages -- specifically the average annual wage and the number of available jobs per capita.

The 10 Best States in America For Data Scientists in 2019

  1. Washington
  2. California
  3. New Mexico
  4. New York
  5. New Hampshire
  6. Idaho
  7. Minnesota
  8. Alabama
  9. Colorado
  10. Tennessee
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  • (2,985 jobs)
  • (72 jobs)
  • (1,110 jobs)
  • (46 jobs)
  • (22 jobs)
  • (330 jobs)
  • (51 jobs)
  • (278 jobs)
  • (123 jobs)

We used our most recent data to determine the states that are best for Data Scientist positions.

In order to rank the states, we needed to figure out not just where the jobs are located, but we also needed to establish how much these jobs paid.

Check out the list of best states for Data Scientists below.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Data Scientists in 2019

1. Washington

Total Data Scientist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
865 $124,635 $102,000 $151,000 2.1
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Data Scientist Jobs in Washington

2. California

Total Data Scientist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2,985 $125,043 $99,000 $156,000 1.63
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Data Scientist Jobs in California

3. New Mexico

Total Data Scientist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
72 $118,557 $91,000 $153,000 0.85
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Data Scientist Jobs in New Mexico

4. New York

Total Data Scientist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,110 $110,000 $81,000 $147,000 1.49
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Data Scientist Jobs in New York

5. New Hampshire

Total Data Scientist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
46 $116,222 $89,000 $150,000 0.52
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Data Scientist Jobs in New Hampshire

6. Idaho

Total Data Scientist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
22 $116,000 $89,000 $150,000 0.4
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Data Scientist Jobs in Idaho

7. Minnesota

Total Data Scientist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
330 $94,820 $77,000 $115,000 1.03
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Data Scientist Jobs in Minnesota

8. Alabama

Total Data Scientist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
51 $109,444 $84,000 $141,000 0.3
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Data Scientist Jobs in Alabama

9. Colorado

Total Data Scientist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
278 $98,026 $78,000 $121,000 0.84
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Data Scientist Jobs in Colorado

10. Tennessee

Total Data Scientist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
123 $95,000 $73,000 $123,000 0.48
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Data Scientist Jobs in Tennessee

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Data Scientist

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

Detailed list of the best states for a Data Scientist

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