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Highest Paying Industries for Medical Scientists

The top 76 highest paying industries for medical 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 $124,950, psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals - state government owned is the highest paying industry for medical scientists. It is followed by federal government, including usps industry (average annual salary $117,480). 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 medical scientists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 76 Highest Paying Industries for Medical Scientists

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$124,950
160
2 Federal government, including USPS
$117,480
1,100
3 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$117,480
1,100
4 Mining
$111,360
30
5 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$109,670
90
6 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$103,470
1,660
7 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$103,430
1,660
8 Wholesale Trade
$102,620
2,000
9 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$102,470
6,500
10 Chemical Manufacturing
$102,440
6,510
11 Manufacturing
$101,380
7,270
12 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$100,230
280
13 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$99,080
n/a
14 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$97,330
1,940
15 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$96,710
300
16 Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$94,070
100
17 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$92,900
440
18 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$92,900
440
19 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$92,720
37,870
20 Scientific Research and Development Services
$92,490
38,660
21 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$92,040
40,300
22 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$91,850
60
23 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$91,850
60
24 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$90,560
280
25 Engineering Services
$89,780
70
26 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$87,490
70
27 Finance and Insurance
$87,490
70
28 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$85,620
60
29 Insurance Carriers
$85,330
70
30 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$85,000
790
31 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$83,750
n/a
32 Grantmaking and Giving Services
$83,120
140
33 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$82,720
3,870
34 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$82,350
240
35 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$82,350
240
36 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$81,660
1,870
37 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$81,140
1,190
38 Hospitals - Local government owned
$81,140
1,190
39 Employment Services
$78,140
360
40 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$77,820
290
41 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$77,740
8,640
42 Temporary Help Services
$77,300
310
43 Administrative and Support Services
$75,840
390
44 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$75,840
390
45 Testing Laboratories
$75,500
220
46 Health Care and Social Assistance
$74,890
25,690
47 Hospitals - Privately owned
$74,500
13,390
48 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$74,330
13,710
49 Offices of Physicians
$74,130
3,560
50 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$73,850
16,970
51 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$73,710
5,020
52 Federal, State, and Local Government
$73,710
5,020
53 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$73,680
11,390
54 Outpatient Care Centers
$72,900
790
55 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$71,470
1,120
56 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$71,220
1,030
57 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$70,270
2,990
58 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$70,230
3,620
59 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$66,470
1,600
60 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$66,360
2,330
61 Hospitals - State government owned
$61,800
2,400
62 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$61,650
25,330
63 Social Advocacy Organizations
$61,480
30
64 Individual and Family Services
$60,110
50
65 Social Assistance
$60,110
50
66 Educational Services - Privately owned
$60,010
6,380
67 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$59,970
6,370
68 State government, including schools and hospitals
$58,870
20,620
69 Educational Services
$58,270
23,100
70 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$58,250
23,090
71 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$57,410
15,900
72 Educational Services - State government owned
$57,410
15,900
73 Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$55,540
1,110
74 All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$55,460
370
75 Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$55,460
370
76 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$54,700
120