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Development Scientist Demographics in the US

The average employee age for development scientists is 40 years. The development scientist workforce reached a whopping 34,559 in 2020!

Among development scientists, we discovered that 39.7% of them are women, while 49.6% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among development scientists is White, which makes up 55.2% of all development scientists. Comparatively, there are 27.7% of the Asian ethnicity and 8.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. The majority of development scientists are located in CA, Brea and NC, Greenville.

Development Scientist Statistics and Facts in the US

After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 34,559 development scientists currently employed in the United States.
  • 39.7% of all development scientists are women, while only 49.6% are men.
  • The average age of an employed development scientist is 40 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of development scientists is White (55.2%), followed by Asian (27.7%) and Hispanic or Latino (8.0%).
  • The majority of development scientists are located in CA, Brea and NC, Greenville.
  • Development scientists are most in-demand in Framingham, MA.
  • Development scientists are paid an average annual salary of $89,464.
  • South San Francisco, CA pays an annual average wage of $113,674, the highest in the US.
  • Development scientists average starting salary is $69,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 99% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid development scientists earn as much as $115,000 or more.
  • Nevada is the best state for development scientists to live.
  • Development scientists are more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies.

Development Scientist Statistics by Race

The most common ethnicity among development scientists is White, which makes up 55.2% of all development scientists. Comparatively, there are 27.7% of the Asian ethnicity and 8.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

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  • White, 55.2%
  • Asian, 27.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 8.1%
  • Black or African American, 5.7%
  • Unknown, 3.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.2%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Development Scientists

The chart below shows that 24.1% of development scientists speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Chinese at 17.2% and Portuguese is the third-most popular at 10.3%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 24.1%
  • Chinese, 17.2%
  • Portuguese, 10.3%
  • Japanese, 6.9%
  • French, 6.9%
  • Other, 34.6%

Types of Development Scientist Degree Levels

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for development scientists. The most common degree for development scientists is bachelor's degree. In fact, 62% of development scientists earn that degree. A close second is doctoral degree with 16% and rounding it off is master's degree with 13%.

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  • Bachelors degree, 62%
  • Doctorate degree, 16%
  • Masters degree, 13%
  • Associate degree, 3%
  • Other Degrees, 6%

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Development Scientist Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ development scientists. We found that the most common company type is public. In addition, the industry that employs the most development scientists is the pharmaceutical industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire development scientists.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Development Scientist Work In

Employees with the development scientist job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most development scientists prefer to work at public companies over private companies.

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Private

Public

Education

Government

Top Industries Hiring Development Scientists

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ development scientists. Those industries include pharmaceutical, health care and manufacturing.

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Pharmaceutical

Health Care

Manufacturing

Fortune 500

Technology

Development Scientist Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as development scientists. Keep reading to find out what the results for development scientists were.

Development Scientist Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among development scientists.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Development Scientist Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the development scientist position over time.

Male
Female
63%
60%
57%
53%
50%
47%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Development Scientist Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of development scientists changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Average Age of a Development Scientist Based On Race And Gender

We determined the average age of development scientists based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

The Average Number of Years That Development Scientist Stay in a Job

By looking over 634 development scientists resumes, we figured out that the average development scientist enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 40%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Development Scientist Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of development scientist employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of development scientists is 40+ years old, which represents 46% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Development Scientist Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, field agronomist and procurement forester have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Animal Behaviorist22%78%
Public Health Microbiologist25%70%
Collector Of Aquarium Specimens25%70%
Development Scientist50%40%
Forestry Consultant86%7%
Procurement Forester87%8%
Field Agronomist87%6%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Field Agronomist
Procurement Forester
Forestry Consultant
Development Scientist
Collector Of Aquarium Specimens
Public Health Microbiologist
Animal Behaviorist
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Development Scientists with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to development scientists.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Analytical Chemist7.15%
Research Technician11.26%
Meteorologist15.19%
Bioinformatics Specialist18.62%
Development Scientist21.10%
Archaeologist31.58%
Clinical Fellow34.48%

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Development Scientist Gender Pay Gap

male-income
Male Income
$88,059
female-income
Female Income
$87,039

Development Scientist Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Black or African American men and Asian men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$90,060
$89,139
$88,218
$87,297
$86,376
$85,454
$84,533
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Development Scientist Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
Bachelor's Degree$83,648
Master's Degree$88,107
Doctorate Degree$90,224

Development Scientist Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$92,498
$90,224
$87,950
$85,677
$83,403
$81,129
$78,856
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

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Development Scientist Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a development scientist can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of development scientists is $116,823. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Development Scientists Earn The Most?

The map here shows where development scientists earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Development Scientists Located?

By looking through more than 634 resumes, we found that the most popular places for development scientists are CA, Brea and NC, Greenville.

Number of Development Scientists

Where Are Development Scientists In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country development scientists are in the most demand.

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