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Biological Scientists in South Carolina

Want to work in South Carolina as a Biological Scientist? Read this first!

9.5% Jobs Projection
$77,560 Median Salary
20 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Biological Scientists Work in South Carolina?

There were approximately 220 workers employed as Biological Scientists in this state in 2018.

There were 160 Biological Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 60 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Biological Scientists in SC Employment Trend

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

Biological Scientists in SC vs. the Average State

Job Projections for South Carolina

Jobs for Biological Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 9.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.0%.

Job Projections for Biological Scientists: Nation vs. SC

South Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 20 annual job openings, and a total of 230 jobs for South Carolina 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 South Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Biological Scientists ranged from $50,600 to $100,630 with $77,560 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $24.33 to $48.38. The median hourly rate was $37.29.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $36.67 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.62.

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

Biological Scientists Earnings: SC vs. National Average

Top South 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
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 80 $83,160

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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Occupation SC Employment Total
Microbiologists 140
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