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What You Need to Know About Life Scientist

Position Description All life scientists not listed separately.

  • Public Health Microbiologist
  • Osteologist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Physiologist
  • Morphologist

Is There Going to be Demand for Life Scientists?

There were about 8,900 jobs for Life Scientist in 2016 (in the United States). New jobs are being produced at a rate of 9% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 800 new jobs for Life Scientist by 2026. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 800 job openings in this field each year.

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

The states with the most job growth for Life Scientist are Nevada, Arizona, and Florida. Watch out if you plan on working in Alaska, North Dakota, or Nebraska. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

What is the Average Salary of a Life Scientist

Life Scientists make between $43,390 and $149,930 a year.

Salary Ranges for Life Scientists

Life Scientists who work in Massachusetts, Alabama, or California, make the highest salaries.

How much do Life Scientists make in different U.S. states?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $99,720
Alaska $62,660
Arizona $74,960
California $108,880
Colorado $61,050
Florida $91,970
Georgia $79,890
Hawaii $79,180
Illinois $90,030
Indiana $67,870
Iowa $76,570
Kentucky $67,720
Louisiana $62,860
Maryland $97,240
Massachusetts $111,340
Minnesota $81,780
Missouri $63,230
New Jersey $85,790
New Mexico $54,850
New York $77,970
North Carolina $95,370
Ohio $62,540
Oklahoma $43,480
Oregon $59,840
Pennsylvania $74,310
Rhode Island $60,800
Texas $94,230
Virginia $68,730
Washington $90,110

Life Scientists Sector

Life Scientist Sectors

Life Scientists work in the following industries:

Life Scientist Industries


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