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Highest Paying Industries for Animal Scientists

The top 29 highest paying industries for animal scientists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $104,900, federal government, including usps is the highest paying industry for animal scientists. It is followed by federal executive branch (oes designation) industry (average annual salary $104,900). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of animal scientists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 29 Highest Paying Industries for Animal Scientists

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Federal government, including USPS
$104,900
90
2 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$104,900
90
3 Animal Food Manufacturing
$96,060
n/a
4 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$92,350
160
5 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$82,020
140
6 Federal, State, and Local Government
$82,020
140
7 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$75,520
110
8 Food Manufacturing
$75,240
n/a
9 Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry
$74,130
180
10 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$74,130
180
11 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$74,100
670
12 Scientific Research and Development Services
$72,660
500
13 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$72,520
490
14 Manufacturing
$71,670
120
15 Support Activities for Animal Production
$71,520
180
16 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$62,430
40
17 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$53,750
890
18 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$53,650
190
19 Educational Services - Privately owned
$53,650
190
20 Wholesale Trade
$53,480
130
21 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$51,570
930
22 Educational Services
$51,540
930
23 State government, including schools and hospitals
$51,000
780
24 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$50,840
740
25 Educational Services - State government owned
$50,840
740
26 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$50,300
120
27 Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers
$45,720
n/a
28 Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$43,180
n/a
29 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$42,450
n/a
See also: Highest paying cities for animal scientists.