Occupational Outlook + Average Salary
Employment for biologists is expected to grow much faster than the average compared to all other occupations for the 2008-2018 decade. Employment of biologists is projected to increase by 21% partly due to the growth in the biotechnology industry. (2010-2011 Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics).
Salaries earned by biologists are dependent on degree level and whether they are employed by industry, government, or academia. According to the May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for Indiana, average salaries for biologists were as follows: