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Science Technicians in Missouri

Considering a career as a Science Technician in Missouri?

13.1% Jobs Projection
$47,460 Median Salary
230 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Science Technicians in Missouri is growing faster than average.

  • Science Technicians in Missouri earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Science Technicians Work in Missouri?

There were approximately 1,650 workers employed as Science Technicians in this state in 2018.

There were 1,700 Science Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 50 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 940 Science Technicians working in it, which means Missouri has more Science Technicians than average.


Job Projections for Missouri

Jobs for Science Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 13.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.7%.


Missouri Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 230 annual job openings, and a total of 1,900 jobs for Missouri Science Technicians in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 9,900 annual jobs and 83,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Science Technicians Make in Missouri?

In 2018 wages for Science Technicians ranged from $30,360 to $72,850 with $47,460 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $14.6 to $35.02. The median hourly rate was $22.82.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $22.06 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.76.

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


Top Missouri Metros for Science Technicians

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Science Technicians.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,210 $46,810
Kansas City, MO-KS 260 $52,610
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 150 $50,290
Columbia, MO 60 $47,060
Springfield, MO 30 $40,490

Top States for Science Technicians Employment

View the list below to see where most Science Technicians work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 7,000 $53,280
New York 6,930 $50,040
Texas 4,980 $52,010
Illinois 3,480 $48,420
Florida 2,970 $41,710
Michigan 2,920 $40,430
Pennsylvania 2,270 $47,500
Georgia 2,020 $50,430
Indiana 1,890 $48,540
Ohio 1,770 $51,970
Virginia 1,760 $49,680
Missouri 1,650 $47,460
Maryland 1,630 $62,950
Massachusetts 1,600 $58,230
Washington 1,600 $53,690
New Jersey 1,440 $56,710
Colorado 1,350 $48,980
Oklahoma 1,290 $52,310
Oregon 1,270 $51,210
Louisiana 1,220 $45,260

Below are the states where Science Technicians get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Maryland $62,950
Connecticut $59,960
Rhode Island $59,060
Massachusetts $58,230
Nebraska $58,200
New Hampshire $57,140
New Jersey $56,710
District of Columbia $56,230
Hawaii $55,200
South Carolina $55,140

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