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Science Technicians in Virginia

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11.0% Jobs Projection
$49,680 Median Salary
230 Job Openings

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

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

  • Science Technicians in Virginia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Science Technicians Work in Virginia?

In 2018, there were 1,760 Science Technicians working in the state.

There were 1,610 Science Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 150 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Science Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 11.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.7%.


Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 230 annual job openings, and 1,910 total jobs in 2026 for Science Technicians in this state.

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

What do Science Technicians Make in Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Science Technicians ranged from $29,990 to $79,100 with $49,680 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $14.42 to $38.03. The median hourly rate was $23.88.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $22.32 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.56.

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


Top Virginia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,380 $69,020
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 860 $50,600
Richmond, VA 410 $44,890
Charlottesville, VA 50 $51,790

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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