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What You Need to Know About Biological Scientists

Career Description All biological scientists not listed separately.

Types of Biological Scientist Jobs

  • Olericulturist
  • Phytopathologist
  • Morphologist
  • Etiologist
  • Biomedical Scientist

Job Demand for Biological Scientists

There were about 38,700 jobs for Biological Scientists in 2016 (in the United States).

New jobs are being produced at a rate of 8% which is lower than average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 3,100 new jobs for Biological Scientists by 2026. There will be an estimated 3,700 positions for Biological Scientist per year.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Biological Scientists in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Biological Scientists are California, Massachusetts, and Texas.

Watch out if you plan on working in Wyoming, South Dakota, or Rhode Island. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

What is the Average Salary of a Biological Scientist

Biological Scientists Make between $45,030 and $126,390 a year. The median salary for this occupation is $79,590.

Salary Ranges for Biological Scientists

How much do Biological Scientists make in each U.S. state?

Annual Mean Salary by State
State Annual Mean Salary

District of Columbia

$104,460

Maryland

$103,790

Virginia

$93,750

Connecticut

$93,180

Delaware

$91,760

California

$91,340

Rhode Island

$89,210

New York

$89,000

Washington

$85,200

Massachusetts

$84,790

Illinois

$84,180

Arizona

$83,680

North Carolina

$83,380

Texas

$80,900

Mississippi

$80,690

Hawaii

$79,760

New Hampshire

$78,780

South Carolina

$78,370

Vermont

$78,070

Alaska

$77,430

Maine

$76,840

New Jersey

$76,330

Michigan

$75,110

Nebraska

$74,790

Arkansas

$74,380

Utah

$74,290

Minnesota

$73,770

New Mexico

$73,610

Pennsylvania

$73,550

Wisconsin

$73,520

Nevada

$73,490

Georgia

$72,460

Colorado

$71,380

Florida

$71,200

Wyoming

$71,030

Idaho

$70,770

North Dakota

$70,590

West Virginia

$70,060

Oregon

$69,930

Indiana

$69,180

Ohio

$67,780

Tennessee

$67,690

Missouri

$67,290

Alabama

$67,200

Montana

$66,110

Louisiana

$66,100

South Dakota

$65,660

Kentucky

$64,780

Kansas

$64,560

Oklahoma

$64,200

Iowa

$62,320

Where do Biological Scientists Work?

Biological Scientist Sectors

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Factual

O*NET Online

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