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Best states for a Researcher

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Are you thinking of becoming a Researcher and really want to work at Caltech?

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

Turns out, the median salary for the highest 10% of Researchers in America is $111,000.

To that end, we dove into our dataset of job and salary numbers to figure out which states have the best opportunities for Researchers. Washington is the best state for Researchers -- the median salary for Researchers in Washington is $154,073.

Our research put Washington at no. 1 on the list of best paying states for Researchers. New Jersey, Connecticut, and Georgia also ranked high on our list.

The 10 Best States in America For Researchers in 2019

  1. Washington
  2. New Jersey
  3. Massachusetts
  4. Connecticut
  5. Georgia
  6. Rhode Island
  7. Pennsylvania
  8. Michigan
  9. Wisconsin
  10. Maryland
  • (469 jobs)
  • (203 jobs)
  • (577 jobs)
  • (37 jobs)
  • (158 jobs)
  • (23 jobs)
  • (331 jobs)
  • (85 jobs)
  • (36 jobs)
  • (188 jobs)

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

So without further delay, here is the list of best states for Researchers.

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

The 10 Best States For Researchers in 2019

1. Washington

Total Researcher Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
469 $154,073 $132,000 $178,000 2.83
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
Researcher Jobs in Washington

2. New Jersey

Total Researcher Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
203 $102,462 $73,000 $143,000 1.16
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
Researcher Jobs in New Jersey

3. Massachusetts

Total Researcher Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
577 $80,496 $51,000 $126,000 3.04
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
Researcher Jobs in Massachusetts

4. Connecticut

Total Researcher Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
37 $100,000 $64,000 $155,000 0.51
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
Researcher Jobs in Connecticut

5. Georgia

Total Researcher Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
158 $83,642 $66,000 $105,000 0.87
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
Researcher Jobs in Georgia

6. Rhode Island

Total Researcher Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
23 $73,523 $42,000 $127,000 1.14
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
Researcher Jobs in Rhode Island

7. Pennsylvania

Total Researcher Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
331 $68,004 $46,000 $99,000 1.31
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
Researcher Jobs in Pennsylvania

8. Michigan

Total Researcher Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
85 $80,637 $67,000 $96,000 0.56
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
Researcher Jobs in Michigan

9. Wisconsin

Total Researcher Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
36 $78,480 $58,000 $106,000 0.33
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
Researcher Jobs in Wisconsin

10. Maryland

Total Researcher Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
188 $74,869 $60,000 $92,000 1.4
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
Researcher Jobs in Maryland

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Researcher

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

Detailed list of the best states for a Researcher

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