# How Much Does A Mathematician Make?

The common perception is that obtaining a degree in mathematics is best left to the geeks and geniuses of the classroom. But if the average students would only take a look at how much mathematicians are earning, they’d probably want to strive harder to love math and actually make a career out of it.

Mathematicians, especially those who work for scientific research and development services industry, manufacturing and the federal government are paid six-figure salaries annually. There are also bound to be more opportunities in the field in the next few years making it a very promising profession for those who are mathematically inclined.

### Average Mathematician Annual Salary

$105,600

The average annual salary for mathematicians is $105,600 a year. Salaries start at $54,890 a year and go up to $160,310 a year.

### Average Mathematician Hourly Wage

$50.77

The average hourly wage for a mathematician is $50.77. Hourly wages were between $26.39 and $77.07 an hour.

### Does Your Pay Depend On Your Experience?

#### Executive Mathematician

$160,310/year $77.07/hour(Top 10% of Mathematicians)

#### Senior Mathematician

$129,730/year $62.37/hour(Top 25% of Mathematicians)

#### Mid Level Mathematician

$105,810/year $50.87/hour(Median)

#### Junior Mathematician

$72,440/year $34.83/hour(Bottom 25% of Mathematicians)

#### Entry Level Mathematician

$54,890/year $26.39/hour(Bottom 10% of Mathematicians)

### Mathematician Average Salary Comparison

### Top 10 Highest Paying States For Mathematicians

- 1. New Jersey $62.73 / hr $130,470 / yr
- 2. District of Columbia $60.94 / hr $126,750 / yr
- 3. Maryland $57.66 / hr $119,940 / yr
- 4. Virginia $55.63 / hr $115,700 / yr
- 5. California $52.74 / hr $109,690 / yr
- 6. New Mexico $50.77 / hr $105,600 / yr
- 7. Illinois $49.53 / hr $103,010 / yr
- 8. Pennsylvania $46.92 / hr $97,590 / yr
- 9. Colorado $44.59 / hr $92,750 / yr
- 10. Rhode Island $44.37 / hr $92,290 / yr

### Top 10 Highest Paying Cities For Mathematicians

- 1. Washington, DC $64.52 / hr$134,190 / yr
- 2. Silver Spring, MD $63.98 / hr$133,090 / yr
- 3. San Diego, CA $63.70 / hr$132,500 / yr
- 4. San Francisco, CA $55.79 / hr$116,040 / yr
- 5. San Jose, CA $52.99 / hr$110,210 / yr
- 6. Chicago, IL $49.71 / hr$103,410 / yr
- 7. Baltimore, MD $49.21 / hr$102,360 / yr
- 8. Los Angeles, CA $45.42 / hr$94,470 / yr
- 9. Providence, RI $44.37 / hr$92,290 / yr
- 10. Sacramento, CA $34.14 / hr$71,020 / yr

### Mathematician Salary By State

Rank | State | Hourly Rate | Annual Salary |
---|---|---|---|

#1 | New Jersey | $62.73 | $130,470 |

#2 | District of Columbia | $60.94 | $126,750 |

#3 | Maryland | $57.66 | $119,940 |

#4 | Virginia | $55.63 | $115,700 |

#5 | California | $52.74 | $109,690 |

#6 | New Mexico | $50.77 | $105,600 |

#7 | Illinois | $49.53 | $103,010 |

#8 | Pennsylvania | $46.92 | $97,590 |

#9 | Colorado | $44.59 | $92,750 |

#10 | Rhode Island | $44.37 | $92,290 |

#11 | Florida | $43.86 | $91,230 |

#12 | New York | $40.15 | $83,520 |

#13 | Ohio | $39.95 | $83,090 |

#14 | Texas | $37.17 | $77,320 |

Data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).