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Animal Scientists in Missouri

Is Missouri a good place for you to work as an Animal Scientist?

13.3% Jobs Projection
$62,720 Median Salary
20 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Animal Scientists Work in Missouri?

In 2018, there were 130 Animal Scientists working in the state.

There were 120 Animal Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 80 Animal Scientists working in it, which means Missouri has more Animal Scientists than average.


Job Projections for Missouri

Jobs for Animal Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 13.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.9%.


Missouri Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 20 annual job openings, and 170 total jobs in 2026 for Animal Scientists in this state.

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

What do Animal Scientists Make in Missouri?

In 2018 wages for Animal Scientists ranged from $41,830 to $145,620 with $62,720 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.11 to $70.01. The median hourly rate was $30.16.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $24.47 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $5.69.

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


Top Missouri 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
Kansas City, MO-KS 40 $60,690

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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