Breaking Down the Numbers: Annual Salary Averages in New England States
Let's be honest. We all wonder what our coworkers are making compared to us. Don't tell me you've never thought about it. But what if we looked at salaries not of our coworkers, but of the New England states in general? I bet there'll be some jealousy with those numbers.
Forbes did the research and was able to calculate the average salary for every state in the country. But do we care what people in other states that we don't neighbor are making? Nah. We want to see which of our fellow New England states are making the big bucks.
This list came out about as I expected it would. However, I was surprised at the size of some of these numbers. Let's go right out of the gate with the state making the most in New England, and also holding another title for average salary.
1. Massachusetts - Average Salary $76,600
Massachusetts not only has the highest average salary in New England, but it also has the highest average salary in all of the United States.
2. Connecticut - Average Salary $69,310
Connecticut is a distant second in highest salaries in New England behind Massachusetts by $7,290.
3. Rhode Island - Average Salary $64,530
Let's keep that comparison to Massachusetts' average salary going. Rhode Island's average is $12,070 less than Massachusetts. But wait. It gets worse.
4. New Hampshire - Average Salary $62,550
New Hampshire's average salary is $14,050 less than Massachusetts.
5. Vermont - Average Salary $59,190
Vermont comes in fifth in New England, with an average salary that is $17,410 less than Massachusetts.
6. Maine - Average Salary $55,960
Ouch. Maine is dead last for average salary in New England, with a whopping $20,640 less than Massachusetts.
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