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Medical Scientists in Mississippi

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9.7% Jobs Projection
$43,630 Median Salary
30 Job Openings

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

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

  • Medical Scientists in Mississippi earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Medical Scientists Work in Mississippi?

In 2018, there were 270 Medical Scientists working in the state.

There were 300 Medical Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Mississippi

Jobs for Medical Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 9.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 13.4%.


Mississippi Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 30 annual job openings, and 340 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 Mississippi?

In 2018 wages for Medical Scientists ranged from $26,270 to $67,910 with $43,630 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.63 to $32.65. The median hourly rate was $20.98.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $21.1 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.12.

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


Top Mississippi 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
Jackson, MS 180 $41,690
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 150 $65,810

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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