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Medical Scientists in Georgia

Considering a career as a Medical Scientist in Georgia?

17.5% Jobs Projection
$62,600 Median Salary
150 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Medical Scientists Work in Georgia?

In 2018, there were 1,710 Medical Scientists working in the state.

There were 1,520 Medical Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 190 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Georgia

Jobs for Medical Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 17.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 13.4%.


Georgia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 150 annual job openings, and a total of 1,610 jobs for Georgia Medical Scientists in 2026.

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

What do Medical Scientists Make in Georgia?

In 2018 wages for Medical Scientists ranged from $42,430 to $123,330 with $62,600 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.4 to $59.29. The median hourly rate was $30.1.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $27.05 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $3.05.

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


Top Georgia 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
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,390 $61,700
Athens-Clarke County, GA 70 $78,460
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 70 $59,710
Albany, GA 40 $99,310
Chattanooga, TN-GA 40 $80,580

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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