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Medical Scientists in Kentucky

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10.9% Jobs Projection
$72,780 Median Salary
60 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Medical Scientists Work in Kentucky?

In 2018, there were 420 Medical Scientists working in the state.

There were 360 Medical Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 60 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Kentucky

Jobs for Medical Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 10.9% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 13.4%.


Kentucky Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 60 annual Medical Scientists job openings in Kentucky, and 710 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 Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Medical Scientists ranged from $42,710 to $112,570 with $72,780 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.54 to $54.12. The median hourly rate was $34.99.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $31.2 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $3.79.

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


Top Kentucky 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
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,270 $61,220
Lexington-Fayette, KY 150 $63,180
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 100 $88,320

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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