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Biological Scientists in New Jersey

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$81,880 Median Salary
20 Job Openings
  • Biological Scientists in New Jersey earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Biological Scientists Work in New Jersey?

370 people worked as Biological Scientists in 2018 in this state.

There were 250 Biological Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 120 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 410 Biological Scientists working in it, which means New Jersey has fewer Biological Scientists than average.


Job Projections for New Jersey

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%.


New Jersey Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 20 annual job openings, and 280 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 New Jersey?

In 2018 wages for Biological Scientists ranged from $39,530 to $100,840 with $81,880 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19 to $48.48. The median hourly rate was $39.37.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $43.53 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $4.16.

The median salary in New Jersey is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top New Jersey 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 780 $90,440
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 420 $79,240

Top States for Biological Scientists Employment

View the list below to see 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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