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Biological Scientists in Montana

Is Montana a good place for you to work as a Biological Scientist?

2.8% Jobs Projection
$67,340 Median Salary
30 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Biological Scientists in Montana is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Biological Scientists Work in Montana?

In 2018, there were 470 Biological Scientists working in the state.

There were 430 Biological Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Montana

Jobs for Biological Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 2.8% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.0%.


Montana Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 30 annual job openings, and a total of 370 jobs for Montana 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 Montana?

In 2018 wages for Biological Scientists ranged from $41,660 to $88,070 with $67,340 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.03 to $42.34. The median hourly rate was $32.37.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $32.8 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.43.

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


Top Montana 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
Missoula, MT 110 $60,720
Billings, MT 40 $75,820

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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