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Animal Scientists

Wages & Outlook


Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $32.07
Statewide median: $25.22


This career pays above the statewide median wage.

Wages for Animal Scientists *

Area Low Median High
$26.19 $34.74 $51.14
$26.98 $32.07 $53.00

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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In Minnesota, there are 100 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Animal Scientists most often work?


Current Demand

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This career is currently in very low demand.


Future Demand

This career is high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 406 new Animal Scientists to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.


Employment Outlook for Animal Scientists
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 3,500 3,900 300 9.7%
Minnesota 365 381 16 4.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 225 229 4 1.8%

Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.