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Physical Scientists in Maryland

Considering a career as a Physical Scientist in Maryland?

3.1% Jobs Projection
$127,850 Median Salary
120 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Physical Scientists in Maryland are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Physical Scientists in Maryland is growing slower than average.

  • Physical Scientists in Maryland earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Physical Scientists Work in Maryland?

1,690 people worked as Physical Scientists in 2018 in this state.

There were 1,490 Physical Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 200 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Physical Scientists in MD Employment Trend

The typical state has 290 Physical Scientists working in it, which means Maryland has more Physical Scientists than average.

Physical Scientists in MD vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Maryland

Jobs for Physical Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 3.1% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.8%.

Job Projections for Physical Scientists: Nation vs. MD

Maryland Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 120 annual job openings, and a total of 1,670 jobs for Maryland Physical Scientists in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 2,000 annual jobs and 25,100 total jobs in 2026.

What do Physical Scientists Make in Maryland?

In 2018 wages for Physical Scientists ranged from $81,550 to $164,220 with $127,850 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $39.21 to $78.95. The median hourly rate was $61.46.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $61.69 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.23.

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

Physical Scientists Earnings: MD vs. National Average

Top Maryland Metros for Physical Scientists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Physical Scientists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,640 $143,780
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 570 $113,130
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 240 $115,070

Top States for Physical Scientists Employment

View the list below to see where most Physical Scientists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 2,170 $113,020
Maryland 1,690 $127,850
Virginia 1,600 $125,470
Texas 1,310 $86,580
New York 900 $97,370
District of Columbia 700 $138,410
New Mexico 620 $127,430
Colorado 560 $113,870
Illinois 550 $105,390
Ohio 550 $104,210
North Carolina 510 $94,930
Florida 510 $80,450
New Jersey 510 $93,660
Massachusetts 350 $113,360
Georgia 320 $109,960
Mississippi 320 $88,070
Pennsylvania 310 $113,080
Michigan 300 $98,050
Washington 300 $107,230
Idaho 290 $54,840

Below are the states where Physical Scientists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $138,410
Maryland $127,850
New Mexico $127,430
Virginia $125,470
South Carolina $120,310
Connecticut $119,580
Rhode Island $117,400
Colorado $113,870
Massachusetts $113,360
Alabama $113,220

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