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Biological Scientists in North Carolina

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10.0% Jobs Projection
$79,580 Median Salary
90 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Biological Scientists Work in North Carolina?

1,070 people worked as Biological Scientists in 2018 in this state.

There were 1,050 Biological Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

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


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


Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Biological Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 10.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.0%.


North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 90 annual job openings, and 990 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 North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Biological Scientists ranged from $42,710 to $126,230 with $79,580 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.53 to $60.69. The median hourly rate was $38.26.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $35.94 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $2.32.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top North Carolina 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
Raleigh, NC 410 $80,270
Asheville, NC 30 $80,710

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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