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Medical Scientists in North Carolina

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23.1% Jobs Projection
$88,690 Median Salary
380 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Medical Scientists Work in North Carolina?

In North Carolina, there were 4,500 people working as Medical Scientists in the year 2018.

There were 3,840 Medical Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 660 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Medical Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 23.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 13.4%.


North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 380 annual Medical Scientists job openings in North Carolina, and 4,100 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 North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Medical Scientists ranged from $54,300 to $156,160 with $88,690 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $26.11 to $75.08. The median hourly rate was $42.64.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $43.1 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.46.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top North Carolina 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
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 2,230 $95,960
Raleigh, NC 1,370 $82,250
Wilmington, NC 250 $77,750
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 210 $69,310
Greensboro-High Point, NC 70 $100,160
Winston-Salem, NC 60 $63,010
Greenville, NC 60 $79,740
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 40 $40,430

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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