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Biological Scientists in Washington

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

10.9% Jobs Projection
$79,590 Median Salary
130 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Biological Scientists Work in Washington?

In Washington, there were 1,270 people working as Biological Scientists in the year 2018.

There were 1,210 Biological Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

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


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


Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Biological Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 10.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.0%.


Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 130 annual job openings, and a total of 1,430 jobs for Washington 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 Washington?

In 2018 wages for Biological Scientists ranged from $50,220 to $121,030 with $79,590 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $24.14 to $58.19. The median hourly rate was $38.26.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $37.46 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.80.

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


Top Washington 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
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 760 $79,920
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 190 $85,730
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 70 $75,690
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 50 $75,830

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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