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What You Need to Know About Biological Scientist

Occupation Description All biological scientists not listed separately.

Other Biological Scientist Job Titles

  • Osteologist
  • Plant Taxonomist
  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Paleobotanist
  • Botanist

Is There Going to be Demand for Biological Scientists?

In 2016, there was an estimated number of 38,700 jobs in the United States for Biological Scientist. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 8% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 3,100 new jobs for Biological Scientist by 2026. The BLS estimates 3,700 yearly job openings in this field.


The states with the most job growth for Biological Scientist are Nevada, Utah, and Ohio. 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.

Salary for a Biological Scientist

Biological Scientists make between $45,030 and $126,390 a year.


Biological Scientists who work in Maryland, Rhode Island, or Delaware, make the highest salaries.

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

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $67,200
Alaska $77,430
Arizona $83,680
Arkansas $74,380
California $91,340
Colorado $71,380
Connecticut $93,180
Delaware $91,760
District of Columbia $104,460
Florida $71,200
Georgia $72,460
Hawaii $79,760
Idaho $70,770
Illinois $84,180
Indiana $69,180
Iowa $62,320
Kansas $64,560
Kentucky $64,780
Louisiana $66,100
Maine $76,840
Maryland $103,790
Massachusetts $84,790
Michigan $75,110
Minnesota $73,770
Mississippi $80,690
Missouri $67,290
Montana $66,110
Nebraska $74,790
Nevada $73,490
New Hampshire $78,780
New Jersey $76,330
New Mexico $73,610
New York $89,000
North Carolina $83,380
North Dakota $70,590
Ohio $67,780
Oklahoma $64,200
Oregon $69,930
Pennsylvania $73,550
Rhode Island $89,210
South Carolina $78,370
South Dakota $65,660
Tennessee $67,690
Texas $80,900
Utah $74,290
Vermont $78,070
Virginia $93,750
Washington $85,200
West Virginia $70,060
Wisconsin $73,520
Wyoming $71,030

Where Biological Scientists Are Employed


The table below shows the approximate number of Biological Scientists employed by various industries.



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