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Best states for a Scientist

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Do you want to become a Scientist at Amazon, and you wonder what that means or entails?

We have the full list of best states for Scientists that you can check out, before you begin your journey.

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

Washington has a median salary of $118,209 and New Mexico has the highest median salary among all 50 states for Scientists.

The median salary for Scientists in Washington is $118,209.

Compare that to the median salary in Mississippi of $45,457, which ranked worst for Scientists, and you can see how your location is important for your career.

Washington is the best state, and Los Alamos is the city with the highest pay for Scientists.

The 10 Best States in America For Scientists in 2019

  1. Washington
  2. New Mexico
  3. Delaware
  4. California
  5. Arizona
  6. Massachusetts
  7. Minnesota
  8. Rhode Island
  9. Maine
  10. Nevada
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  • (163 jobs)
  • (76 jobs)
  • (5,456 jobs)
  • (317 jobs)
  • (2,324 jobs)
  • (346 jobs)
  • (57 jobs)
  • (54 jobs)
  • (60 jobs)

After looking at the our most recent data, we found that Washington is the best state for Scientists.

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

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

The 10 Best States For Scientists in 2019

1. Washington

Total Scientist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,252 $118,210 $92,000 $150,000 1.91
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
Scientist Jobs in Washington

2. New Mexico

Total Scientist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
163 $120,000 $99,000 $144,000 1.22
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
Scientist Jobs in New Mexico

3. Delaware

Total Scientist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
76 $115,672 $79,000 $167,000 1.04
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
Scientist Jobs in Delaware

4. California

Total Scientist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
5,456 $105,919 $78,000 $143,000 1.89
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
Scientist Jobs in California

5. Arizona

Total Scientist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
317 $96,750 $72,000 $128,000 0.75
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
Scientist Jobs in Arizona

6. Massachusetts

Total Scientist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2,324 $87,726 $68,000 $112,000 3.1
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
Scientist Jobs in Massachusetts

7. Minnesota

Total Scientist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
346 $97,796 $77,000 $123,000 0.68
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
Scientist Jobs in Minnesota

8. Rhode Island

Total Scientist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
57 $95,149 $65,000 $137,000 0.72
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
Scientist Jobs in Rhode Island

9. Maine

Total Scientist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
54 $98,327 $67,000 $142,000 0.61
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
Scientist Jobs in Maine

10. Nevada

Total Scientist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
60 $104,107 $71,000 $150,000 0.38
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
Scientist Jobs in Nevada

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Scientist

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

Detailed list of the best states for a Scientist

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