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Highest Paying Industries for Other Biological Scientists

The top 51 highest paying industries for other biological 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 $99,220, utilities is the highest paying industry for other biological scientists. It is followed by offices of physicians industry (average annual salary $94,130). 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 other biological scientists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 51 Highest Paying Industries for Other Biological Scientists

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Utilities
$99,220
40
2 Offices of Physicians
$94,130
110
3 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$86,570
70
4 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$86,410
80
5 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$86,410
80
6 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$80,050
490
7 Chemical Manufacturing
$80,040
520
8 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$79,890
5,820
9 Scientific Research and Development Services
$79,880
5,840
10 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$79,770
780
11 Manufacturing
$78,800
850
12 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$78,410
7,210
13 Federal government, including USPS
$76,440
16,310
14 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$76,440
16,310
15 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$75,680
17,290
16 Federal, State, and Local Government
$75,680
17,290
17 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$75,440
560
18 Health Care and Social Assistance
$75,060
770
19 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$74,400
240
20 Wholesale Trade
$74,180
190
21 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$74,160
21,640
22 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$74,010
400
23 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$73,940
240
24 Hospitals - Privately owned
$73,890
210
25 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$73,870
210
26 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$73,860
210
27 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$73,850
210
28 Outpatient Care Centers
$71,700
n/a
29 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$66,260
100
30 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$66,160
100
31 Engineering Services
$65,030
370
32 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$64,600
460
33 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$63,870
4,280
34 Educational Services - State government owned
$63,860
4,280
35 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$62,950
530
36 State government, including schools and hospitals
$62,430
4,800
37 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$62,160
80
38 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$61,370
580
39 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$61,170
5,360
40 Educational Services
$61,120
5,380
41 Testing Laboratories
$58,230
190
42 Support Activities for Animal Production
$57,900
40
43 Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry
$57,900
40
44 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$57,900
40
45 Educational Services - Local government owned
$55,450
70
46 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$55,400
520
47 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$54,990
1,020
48 Educational Services - Privately owned
$54,900
1,030
49 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$49,870
40
50 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$49,870
40
51 Social Advocacy Organizations
$48,940
40
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