Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other



All biological scientists not listed separately.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 600$30.66/hr$14.59/hr$22.94/hr$33.03/hr$37.09/hr$45.46/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ManufacturingN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/A$57.78/hr
Education and Health Services160$33.22/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Public Administration280$35.89/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/A$35.79/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/A$32.46/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN N/AN/A11.4%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 10$32.17/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 20$27.23/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 20$26.36/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 20$27.41/hr-7.7%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 20$42.34/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 30$30.44/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 30$28.88/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 60$32.18/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 60$33.03/hr-2.2%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 130$35.55/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 160$34.94/hr-3.2%
Minnesota 480$35.77/hr7.5%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 2,920$40.93/hr12.8%
Microbiologists 270$29.54/hr8.4%
Biochemists and Biophysicists 680$33.52/hr14.0%
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 380$76,703.64/yr3.9%
Soil and Plant Scientists 880$32.29/hr14.3%
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 760$78,295.88/yr8.7%


  • Design molecular or cellular laboratory experiments, oversee their execution, and interpret results.
  • Supervise technical personnel and postdoctoral research fellows.
  • Conduct research on cell organization and function, including mechanisms of gene expression, cellular bioinformatics, cell signaling, or cell differentiation.
  • Direct, coordinate, organize, or prioritize biological laboratory activities.
  • Collaborate with biologists and other professionals to conduct appropriate genetic and biochemical analyses.
  • Supervise or direct the work of other geneticists, biologists, technicians, or biometricians working on genetics research projects.
  • Compile and analyze molecular or cellular experimental data and adjust experimental designs as necessary.
  • Review, approve, or interpret genetic laboratory results.
  • Consult with researchers to analyze problems, recommend technology-based solutions, or determine computational strategies.
  • Maintain laboratory notebooks that record research methods, procedures, and results.