# 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 Salary

- Executive mathematicians (Top 10%) earn $160,310 ($77.07 an hour)
- Senior mathematicians (Top 25%) earn $129,730 ($62.37 an hour)
- Mid Level mathematicians (Median) pay is $105,810 ($50.87 an hour)
- Junior of mathematicians (Bottom 25%) earn $72,440 ($34.83 an hour)
- Entry Level of mathematicians (Bottom 10%) earn $54,890 ($26.39 an hour)

### Mathematician Salary By State

Rank | State | Hourly Rate | Annual Salary |
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#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 |