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Medical Scientists in Virginia

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

19.7% Jobs Projection
$89,220 Median Salary
210 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Medical Scientists Work in Virginia?

In 2018, there were 1,800 Medical Scientists working in the state.

There were 2,040 Medical Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 240 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Medical Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 19.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 13.4%.


Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 210 annual Medical Scientists job openings in Virginia, and 2,310 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 Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Medical Scientists ranged from $44,870 to $173,910 with $89,220 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $21.57 to $83.61. The median hourly rate was $42.9.

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


Top Virginia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,870 $109,890
Charlottesville, VA 550 $62,060
Richmond, VA 310 $100,240

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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