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Highest Paying State Government Careers

Highest Paying State Government Careers

The capitol of the Commonwealth of Virginia from the front in Richmond on a bright sunny day (source: Matej Krajcovic /

Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Though many of the highest paying state government jobs are slightly lower-paying than their federal counterparts, there is greater demand for nearly all of them. As noted in other articles, state governments are expected to fill over 1.4 million jobs by 2016. The career fields listed below have the highest average salaries and link to articles listing the highest paying occupations for each field. Check out each of the articles bellow to learn which state government jobs pay the most.

1) Legal – $79,420

2) Physical Sciences – $70,370

3) Biological Sciences – $60,320

4) Computer Sciences and Mathematics – $57,070

5) Engineering and Architecture – $52,800

6) Business and Finance – $51,830

7) Healthcare – $51,390

8) Social Sciences – $49,790

9) Education and Library Science – $47,520

10) Arts and Media – $45,460

11) Protective Services – $43,580

12) Community and Social Services – $41,320

13) Production – $39,650

14) Construction – $37,220

15) Mechanical Occupations – $37,220

16) Office Administration – $33,852

17) Transportation – $32,890

18) Agriculture and Forestry – $32,800

19) Sales – $31,300

20) Healthcare Support – $28,810

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    about 6 years ago


    I am ready for this postiton I have the qualifications and degree. Can you help me with this position.

    I have 20 years in civil service trying to get back in the system. I got riff in 2003 in Fort Knox, Ky.

    Annette Hall
    (323) 42401145

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    over 6 years ago


    I have just relocated and looking for a job in the Washington DC area. Do you know of any?

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    almost 7 years ago


    i'm looking a job, applying for housekeeping to you have any open there? Hotel or any

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    almost 7 years ago


    sir i am student (bachelers in ELECTRICAL and ELECTRONICS) from INDIA , are there any oppurtunities for me in getting the placement.

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