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$84,670 Median Salary
30 Job Openings
  • Biological Scientists in District of Columbia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Biological Scientists Work in District of Columbia?

In 2018, there were 520 Biological Scientists working in the state.

There were 500 Biological Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Biological Scientists in DC Employment Trend

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

Biological Scientists in DC vs. the Average State

Job Projections for District of Columbia

Jobs for Biological Scientists in this state are not projected to grow or decrease, but nationwide they are growing at a rate of 8.0%.

Job Projections for Biological Scientists: Nation vs. DC

District of Columbia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 30 annual job openings, and a total of 360 jobs for District of Columbia Biological Scientists in 2026.

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

What do Biological Scientists Make in District of Columbia?

In 2018 wages for Biological Scientists ranged from $45,710 to $185,880 with $84,670 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $21.98 to $89.37. The median hourly rate was $40.71.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $38.37 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $2.34.

The median salary in District of Columbia is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Biological Scientists Earnings: DC vs. National Average

Top District of Columbia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,290 $97,850

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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Occupation DC Employment Total
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Microbiologists 50


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