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Animal Scientists in Illinois

Want to work in Illinois as an Animal Scientist? Read this first!

14.3% Jobs Projection
$51,960 Median Salary
10 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Animal Scientists in Illinois is growing faster than average.

  • Animal Scientists in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Animal Scientists Work in Illinois?

In Illinois, there were 80 people working as Animal Scientists in the year 2018.

There were 90 Animal Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

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


The amount of Animal Scientists working in the state is similar to the average state.


Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Animal Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 14.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.9%.


Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 10 annual job openings, and a total of 80 jobs for Illinois Animal Scientists in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 700 annual jobs and 6,400 total jobs in 2026.

What do Animal Scientists Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Animal Scientists ranged from $34,620 to $79,930 with $51,960 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.64 to $38.43. The median hourly rate was $24.98.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $27.26 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $2.28.

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


Top Illinois Metros for Animal Scientists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Animal Scientists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 30 $61,610

Top States for Animal Scientists Employment

The table below shows the states where most Animal Scientists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 290 $49,390
Wisconsin 280 $63,440
Minnesota 210 $65,760
Michigan 140 $52,330
North Carolina 140 $51,610
New York 130 $59,010
Missouri 130 $62,720
Iowa 110 $68,150
Ohio 80 $68,530
Illinois 80 $51,960
Maryland 80 $118,410
Pennsylvania 70 $51,020
South Dakota 60 $55,420
Oklahoma 50 $21,160
Georgia 40 $53,370
Nebraska 40 $81,150
Colorado 40 $48,900
California 40 $49,760
Indiana 30 $61,150
Kansas 30 $60,150

Below are the states where Animal Scientists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Maryland $118,410
Nebraska $81,150
Ohio $68,530
Iowa $68,150
Minnesota $65,760
Wisconsin $63,440
Missouri $62,720
Indiana $61,150
Kansas $60,150
New York $59,010

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