Left-Brainiest States of the Union

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

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Texas

Texas ranked 11th in Bloomberg's STEM Index. The state's number of science, technology, engineering and mathematics jobs has increased 18.67 percent since 2001.

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

Those nationwide (2012): 8.49%

The state's population (2011): 1.96%

The state's employed (2011): 5.08%

Separately, the average pay for STEM professionals in Texas was $81,195 in 2011. Petroleum engineers were the highest-paid with an average salary of $154,160.

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