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What Does it Take to Be a Biological Scientist?

Example of Biological Scientist Job All biological scientists not listed separately.

Types of Biological Scientist

  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Plant Etiologist
  • Collector of Aquarium Specimens
  • Mycologist
  • Taxonomist

Biological Scientist Job Outlook

There were about 38,700 jobs for Biological Scientist in 2016 (in the United States). New jobs are being produced at a rate of 8% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 3,100 new jobs for Biological Scientist by 2026. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 3,700 job openings in this field each year.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Biological Scientists in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Biological Scientist are Nevada, Utah, and Ohio. Watch out if you plan on working in Wyoming, South Dakota, or Rhode Island. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Average Biological Scientists Salary

The typical yearly salary for Biological Scientists is somewhere between $45,030 and $126,390.

Salary Ranges for Biological Scientists

Biological Scientists who work in Maryland, Rhode Island, or Delaware, make the highest salaries.

How much do Biological Scientists make in each U.S. state?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $67,200
Alaska $77,430
Arizona $83,680
Arkansas $74,380
California $91,340
Colorado $71,380
Connecticut $93,180
Delaware $91,760
District of Columbia $104,460
Florida $71,200
Georgia $72,460
Hawaii $79,760
Idaho $70,770
Illinois $84,180
Indiana $69,180
Iowa $62,320
Kansas $64,560
Kentucky $64,780
Louisiana $66,100
Maine $76,840
Maryland $103,790
Massachusetts $84,790
Michigan $75,110
Minnesota $73,770
Mississippi $80,690
Missouri $67,290
Montana $66,110
Nebraska $74,790
Nevada $73,490
New Hampshire $78,780
New Jersey $76,330
New Mexico $73,610
New York $89,000
North Carolina $83,380
North Dakota $70,590
Ohio $67,780
Oklahoma $64,200
Oregon $69,930
Pennsylvania $73,550
Rhode Island $89,210
South Carolina $78,370
South Dakota $65,660
Tennessee $67,690
Texas $80,900
Utah $74,290
Vermont $78,070
Virginia $93,750
Washington $85,200
West Virginia $70,060
Wisconsin $73,520
Wyoming $71,030

Who Employs Biological Scientists?

Biological Scientist Sectors

Biological Scientists work in the following industries:

Biological Scientist Industries


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