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Medical Scientists in South Carolina

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18.8% Jobs Projection
$64,750 Median Salary
30 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Medical Scientists Work in South Carolina?

In South Carolina, there were 340 people working as Medical Scientists in the year 2018.

There were 350 Medical Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for South Carolina

Jobs for Medical Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 18.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 13.4%.


South Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 30 annual job openings, and 380 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 South Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Medical Scientists ranged from $40,150 to $147,630 with $64,750 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19.3 to $70.97. The median hourly rate was $31.13.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $30.19 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.94.

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


Top South 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
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 210 $69,310
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 120 $62,180
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 70 $59,710
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 50 $69,590

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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