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Physical Scientists in Michigan

Considering a career as a Physical Scientist in Michigan?

7.5% Jobs Projection
$98,050 Median Salary
210 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Physical Scientists in Michigan is growing faster than average.

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

How Many Physical Scientists Work in Michigan?

300 people worked as Physical Scientists in 2018 in this state.

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

Physical Scientists in MI vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Michigan

Jobs for Physical Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 7.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.8%.

Job Projections for Physical Scientists: Nation vs. MI

Michigan Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 210 annual Physical Scientists job openings in Michigan, and 2,590 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Physical Scientists Make in Michigan?

In 2018 wages for Physical Scientists ranged from $49,650 to $134,050 with $98,050 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $23.87 to $64.45. The median hourly rate was $47.14.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $44.22 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $2.92.

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

Physical Scientists Earnings: MI vs. National Average

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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