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Best states for a Principal Scientist

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Are you thinking of becoming a Principal Scientist and really want to work at Pfizer?

Turns out, your chances are better in some states than others.

In fact, our research shows that New Jersey is the best state for Principal Scientists in America.

The best city in America for Principal Scientists with the highest pay is Mountain View.

New Jersey is the best state for jobs for Principal Scientists, and Mississippi is the worst.

The most common pay in New Jersey is $136,106, while the median pay in Mississippi is $53,976.

a Principal Scientist will most commonly be promoted to Senior Scientist.

The 10 Best States in America For Principal Scientists in 2019

  1. New Jersey
  2. California
  3. Delaware
  4. Maryland
  5. Connecticut
  6. New York
  7. Rhode Island
  8. Nevada
  9. Massachusetts
  10. North Carolina
  • (444 jobs)
  • (3,076 jobs)
  • (26 jobs)
  • (362 jobs)
  • (115 jobs)
  • (650 jobs)
  • (29 jobs)
  • (29 jobs)
  • (1,178 jobs)
  • (229 jobs)

We looked at the most recent data to rank all fifty states from best to worst for Principal Scientist jobs.

Check out the ranking of the best states for Principal Scientists below.

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

The 10 Best States For Principal Scientists in 2019

1. New Jersey

Total Principal Scientist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
444 $136,106 $114,000 $161,000 1.42
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
Principal Scientist Jobs in New Jersey

2. California

Total Principal Scientist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
3,076 $130,168 $98,000 $171,000 2.36
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
Principal Scientist Jobs in California

3. Delaware

Total Principal Scientist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
26 $137,426 $100,000 $187,000 0.79
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
Principal Scientist Jobs in Delaware

4. Maryland

Total Principal Scientist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
362 $123,763 $90,000 $168,000 1.52
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
Principal Scientist Jobs in Maryland

5. Connecticut

Total Principal Scientist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
115 $121,702 $103,000 $143,000 0.9
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
Principal Scientist Jobs in Connecticut

6. New York

Total Principal Scientist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
650 $118,962 $91,000 $155,000 1.23
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
Principal Scientist Jobs in New York

7. Rhode Island

Total Principal Scientist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
29 $112,898 $82,000 $153,000 0.81
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
Principal Scientist Jobs in Rhode Island

8. Nevada

Total Principal Scientist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
29 $123,763 $90,000 $168,000 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
Principal Scientist Jobs in Nevada

9. Massachusetts

Total Principal Scientist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,178 $105,087 $84,000 $130,000 3.49
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
Principal Scientist Jobs in Massachusetts

10. North Carolina

Total Principal Scientist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
229 $109,587 $80,000 $149,000 0.7
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
Principal Scientist Jobs in North Carolina

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Principal Scientist

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

Detailed list of the best states for a Principal Scientist

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