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Medical Scientists in Michigan

Want to work in Michigan as a Medical Scientist? Read this first!

11.7% Jobs Projection
$58,250 Median Salary
370 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Medical Scientists Work in Michigan?

2,550 people worked as Medical Scientists in 2018 in this state.

There were 2,420 Medical Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 130 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Michigan

Jobs for Medical Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 11.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 13.4%.


Michigan Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 370 annual job openings, and 4,200 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 Michigan?

In 2018 wages for Medical Scientists ranged from $40,000 to $109,670 with $58,250 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19.23 to $52.73. The median hourly rate was $28.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $26.67 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.33.

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


Top Michigan 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
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,280 $59,340
Ann Arbor, MI 940 $53,820
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 120 $60,630
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 120 $73,090
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 40 $90,650
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 30 n/a

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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