Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Life Scientists

Find Schools Near

All About Life Scientists

Job Description & Duties All life scientists not listed separately.

Types of Life Scientist Jobs

  • Collector of Aquarium Specimens
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Plant Taxonomist
  • Public Health Microbiologist
  • Olericulturist

What Kind of Life Scientist Job Opportunities Are There?

There were about 8,900 jobs for Life Scientists in 2016 (in the United States).

New jobs are being produced at a rate of 9.2% which is lower than average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 800 new jobs for Life Scientists by 2026. The BLS estimates 800 yearly job openings in this field per year.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Life Scientists in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Life Scientists are California, Massachusetts, and Minnesota.

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.

Average Life Scientist Salary

The average yearly salary of a Life Scientist ranges between $43,390 and $149,930. A Life Scientist median salary is $78,190.

Salary Ranges for Life Scientists

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

Annual Mean Salary by State
State Annual Mean Salary

Massachusetts

$111,340

California

$108,880

Alabama

$99,720

Maryland

$97,240

North Carolina

$95,370

Texas

$94,230

Florida

$91,970

Washington

$90,110

Illinois

$90,030

New Jersey

$85,790

Minnesota

$81,780

Georgia

$79,890

Hawaii

$79,180

New York

$77,970

Iowa

$76,570

Arizona

$74,960

Pennsylvania

$74,310

Virginia

$68,730

Indiana

$67,870

Kentucky

$67,720

Missouri

$63,230

Louisiana

$62,860

Alaska

$62,660

Ohio

$62,540

Colorado

$61,050

Rhode Island

$60,800

Oregon

$59,840

New Mexico

$54,850

Oklahoma

$43,480

Where do Life Scientists Work?

Life Scientist Sectors

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Factual

O*NET Online

Image Credit: Via Wikimedia Commons

Find Schools Near You

Our free school finder has matched thousands of students with colleges.