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Biological Scientists in Florida

Considering a career as a Biological Scientist in Florida?

13.4% Jobs Projection
$75,010 Median Salary
180 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Biological Scientists Work in Florida?

In Florida, there were 1,770 people working as Biological Scientists in the year 2018.

There were 1,760 Biological Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Biological Scientists in FL Employment Trend

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

Biological Scientists in FL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Florida

Jobs for Biological Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 13.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.0%.

Job Projections for Biological Scientists: Nation vs. FL

Florida Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 180 annual job openings, and 1,950 total jobs in 2026 for Biological Scientists in this state.

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

What do Biological Scientists Make in Florida?

In 2018 wages for Biological Scientists ranged from $36,960 to $95,760 with $75,010 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.77 to $46.04. The median hourly rate was $36.06.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $31.74 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $4.32.

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

Biological Scientists Earnings: FL vs. National Average

Top Florida 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
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 590 $80,600
Gainesville, FL 320 $68,200
Jacksonville, FL 120 $75,830
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 110 $75,830
Tallahassee, FL 70 $45,700
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 30 $83,170
Panama City, FL 30 n/a
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 30 $43,140

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 FL Employment Total
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 1,370
Biochemists and Biophysicists 370
Microbiologists 220


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