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Biological Scientists in Massachusetts

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13.5% Jobs Projection
$74,580 Median Salary
420 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Biological Scientists Work in Massachusetts?

In Massachusetts, there were 4,470 people working as Biological Scientists in the year 2018.

There were 3,960 Biological Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 510 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Biological Scientists in MA Employment Trend

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

Biological Scientists in MA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Massachusetts

Jobs for Biological Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 13.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.0%.

Job Projections for Biological Scientists: Nation vs. MA

Massachusetts Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 420 annual job openings, and a total of 4,630 jobs for Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts?

In 2018 wages for Biological Scientists ranged from $45,860 to $132,900 with $74,580 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $22.05 to $63.89. The median hourly rate was $35.86.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $30.19 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $5.67.

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

Biological Scientists Earnings: MA vs. National Average

Top Massachusetts 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
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,070 $76,050
Worcester, MA-CT 260 $70,840
Springfield, MA-CT 90 $56,490
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 50 $94,580

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

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation MA Employment Total
Biochemists and Biophysicists 4,650
Microbiologists 660
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 350

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