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All About Life Scientists

Position Description All life scientists not listed separately.

Other Life Scientist Job Titles

  • Physiologist
  • Plant Taxonomist
  • Life Science Taxonomist
  • Collector of Aquarium Specimens
  • Olericulturist

Job 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. There will be an estimated 800 positions for Life Scientist per year.


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

The typical yearly salary for Life Scientists is somewhere between $43,390 and $149,930.


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

Where Life Scientists Are Employed


Below are examples of industries where Life Scientists work:



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