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What You Need to Know About Life Scientist

Life Scientist Definition All life scientists not listed separately.

Types of Life Scientist

  • Life Science Taxonomist
  • Embryologist
  • Physiologist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Osteologist

Life Scientist Job Outlook

In 2016, there was an estimated number of 8,900 jobs in the United States for Life Scientist. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 9% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 800 new jobs for Life Scientist by 2026. The BLS estimates 800 yearly job openings in this field.


The states with the most job growth for Life Scientist are Nevada, Arizona, and Florida. Watch out if you plan on working in Alaska, North Dakota, or Nebraska. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Life Scientist Average Salary

The average yearly salary of a Life Scientist ranges between $43,390 and $149,930.


Life Scientists who work in Massachusetts, Alabama, or California, make the highest salaries.

How much do Life Scientists make in different U.S. states?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $99,720
Alaska $62,660
Arizona $74,960
California $108,880
Colorado $61,050
Florida $91,970
Georgia $79,890
Hawaii $79,180
Illinois $90,030
Indiana $67,870
Iowa $76,570
Kentucky $67,720
Louisiana $62,860
Maryland $97,240
Massachusetts $111,340
Minnesota $81,780
Missouri $63,230
New Jersey $85,790
New Mexico $54,850
New York $77,970
North Carolina $95,370
Ohio $62,540
Oklahoma $43,480
Oregon $59,840
Pennsylvania $74,310
Rhode Island $60,800
Texas $94,230
Virginia $68,730
Washington $90,110

Where do Life Scientists Work?


Below are examples of industries where Life Scientists work:



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