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Medical Scientists in District of Columbia

Is District of Columbia a good place for you to work as a Medical Scientist?

16.0% Jobs Projection
$84,940 Median Salary
80 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Medical Scientists in District of Columbia is growing faster than average.

  • Medical Scientists in District of Columbia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Medical Scientists Work in District of Columbia?

There were approximately 580 workers employed as Medical Scientists in this state in 2018.

There were 600 Medical Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for District of Columbia

Jobs for Medical Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 16.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 13.4%.


District of Columbia Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 80 annual Medical Scientists job openings in District of Columbia, and 870 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Medical Scientists Make in District of Columbia?

In 2018 wages for Medical Scientists ranged from $42,970 to $181,710 with $84,940 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.66 to $87.36. The median hourly rate was $40.84.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $40.02 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.82.

The median salary in District of Columbia is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top District of Columbia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,870 $109,890

Top States for Medical Scientists Employment

View the list below to see 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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