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Biological Scientists in Tennessee

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9.4% Jobs Projection
$65,690 Median Salary
30 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Biological Scientists Work in Tennessee?

In 2018, there were 370 Biological Scientists working in the state.

There were 280 Biological Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 90 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Biological Scientists in TN Employment Trend

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

Biological Scientists in TN vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Tennessee

Jobs for Biological Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 9.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.0%.

Job Projections for Biological Scientists: Nation vs. TN

Tennessee Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 30 annual Biological Scientists job openings in Tennessee, and 350 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 3,700 annual jobs and 41,800 total jobs in 2026.

What do Biological Scientists Make in Tennessee?

In 2018 wages for Biological Scientists ranged from $34,260 to $95,390 with $65,690 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.47 to $45.86. The median hourly rate was $31.58.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $34.95 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $3.37.

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

Biological Scientists Earnings: TN vs. National Average

Top Tennessee 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
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 200 $58,810
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 60 $83,160
Knoxville, TN 50 $69,380

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 TN Employment Total
Biochemists and Biophysicists 670
Microbiologists 320
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 90


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