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Biological Scientists in Virginia

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

11.3% Jobs Projection
$83,180 Median Salary
60 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Biological Scientists Work in Virginia?

In 2018, there were 540 Biological Scientists working in the state.

There were 640 Biological Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 100 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Biological Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 11.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.0%.


Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 60 annual job openings, and 690 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 Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Biological Scientists ranged from $53,970 to $171,740 with $83,180 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $25.95 to $82.57. The median hourly rate was $39.99.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $39.33 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.66.

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


Top Virginia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,290 $97,850
Richmond, VA 50 $77,740

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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