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Biological Scientists in Colorado

Considering a career as a Biological Scientist in Colorado?

11.8% Jobs Projection
$71,030 Median Salary
90 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Biological Scientists in Colorado are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Biological Scientists in Colorado is growing faster than average.

  • Biological Scientists in Colorado earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Biological Scientists Work in Colorado?

In Colorado, there were 870 people working as Biological Scientists in the year 2018.

There were 890 Biological Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 410 Biological Scientists working in it, which means Colorado has more Biological Scientists than average.


Job Projections for Colorado

Jobs for Biological Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 11.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.0%.


Colorado Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 90 annual Biological Scientists job openings in Colorado, and 950 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 3,700 annual jobs and 41,800 total jobs in 2026.

What do Biological Scientists Make in Colorado?

In 2018 wages for Biological Scientists ranged from $40,760 to $100,580 with $71,030 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19.6 to $48.35. The median hourly rate was $34.15.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $33.06 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.09.

The median salary in Colorado is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Colorado Metros for Biological Scientists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Biological Scientists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 260 $79,550
Boulder, CO 200 $59,740
Fort Collins, CO 180 $68,800

Top States for Biological Scientists Employment

The table below shows the states where most Biological Scientists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 11,010 $87,760
Massachusetts 4,470 $74,580
Maryland 4,100 $97,850
Texas 2,100 $80,910
Florida 1,770 $75,010
Washington 1,270 $79,590
North Carolina 1,070 $79,580
Georgia 1,040 $71,280
Colorado 870 $71,030
Ohio 780 $66,590
Oregon 770 $67,350
Louisiana 700 $63,310
New York 690 $88,430
Pennsylvania 660 $71,110
Indiana 630 $68,110
Illinois 590 $83,370
Arizona 570 $73,980
Virginia 540 $83,180
Wisconsin 540 $70,540
District of Columbia 520 $84,670

Below are the states where Biological Scientists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Maryland $97,850
Rhode Island $94,580
Delaware $92,440
Connecticut $91,320
New York $88,430
California $87,760
District of Columbia $84,670
Illinois $83,370
Virginia $83,180
New Jersey $81,880

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