Left-Brainiest States of the Union

By Bloomberg Rankings - 2013-05-14T14:41:54Z

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Montana ranked 39th in Bloomberg's STEM Index. The state's number of science, technology, engineering and mathematics jobs has increased 45.05 percent since 2001.

The ranking was based on STEM professionals as a percentage of:

Those nationwide (2012): 0.3%

The state's population (2011): 1.47%

The state's employed (2011): 4.45%

Separately, the average pay for STEM professionals in Montana was $57,131 in 2011. Physical scientists were the highest-paid with an average salary of $103,380.