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Medical Scientists in Arkansas

Is Arkansas a good place for you to work as a Medical Scientist?

10.8% Jobs Projection
$82,660 Median Salary
40 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Medical Scientists in Arkansas is growing faster than average.

  • Medical Scientists in Arkansas earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Medical Scientists Work in Arkansas?

In 2018, there were 160 Medical Scientists working in the state.

There were 120 Medical Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 1,115 Medical Scientists working in it, which means Arkansas has fewer Medical Scientists than average.


Job Projections for Arkansas

Jobs for Medical Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 10.8% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 13.4%.


Arkansas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 40 annual job openings, and 410 total jobs in 2026 for Medical Scientists in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 12,100 annual jobs and 136,100 total jobs in 2026.

What do Medical Scientists Make in Arkansas?

In 2018 wages for Medical Scientists ranged from $42,490 to $171,010 with $82,660 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.43 to $82.22. The median hourly rate was $39.74.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $38.86 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.88.

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


Top Arkansas Metros for Medical Scientists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Medical Scientists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 150 $65,810
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 60 $91,650
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 40 n/a
Pine Bluff, AR 30 $107,770

Top States for Medical Scientists Employment

The table below shows the states where most Medical Scientists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 26,080 $99,100
Massachusetts 13,430 $84,070
New York 9,500 $78,900
Pennsylvania 7,970 $103,110
Washington 5,570 $78,680
Texas 5,240 $60,270
Maryland 5,010 $99,740
North Carolina 4,500 $88,690
Illinois 3,510 $75,990
Florida 3,470 $77,420
Ohio 3,430 $67,850
New Jersey 2,960 $128,210
Minnesota 2,920 $83,670
Michigan 2,550 $58,250
Missouri 1,830 $55,090
Virginia 1,800 $89,220
Oregon 1,720 $71,390
Georgia 1,710 $62,600
Indiana 1,550 $0
Arizona 1,500 $83,260

Below are the states where Medical Scientists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New Jersey $128,210
Connecticut $111,840
Delaware $110,750
Pennsylvania $103,110
Maryland $99,740
Nevada $99,720
California $99,100
Maine $94,100
Rhode Island $91,110
Virginia $89,220

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