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Highest Paying Industries for Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists

The top 71 highest paying industries for medical scientists, except epidemiologists (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 $125,360, psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals - state government owned is the highest paying industry for medical scientists, except epidemiologists. It is followed by computer systems design and related services industry (average annual salary $118,350). 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, except epidemiologists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 71 Highest Paying Industries for Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$125,360
160
2 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$118,350
60
3 Federal government, including USPS
$117,480
1,100
4 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$117,480
1,100
5 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$104,340
2,130
6 Federal, State, and Local Government
$104,340
2,130
7 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$103,370
1,640
8 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$103,330
1,650
9 Wholesale Trade
$102,530
1,990
10 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$102,400
6,420
11 Chemical Manufacturing
$102,370
6,430
12 Manufacturing
$101,320
7,190
13 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$100,230
280
14 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$99,080
n/a
15 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$97,890
1,910
16 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$96,710
300
17 Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$95,950
100
18 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$92,900
440
19 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$92,900
440
20 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$92,770
37,290
21 Scientific Research and Development Services
$92,510
38,060
22 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$92,320
39,470
23 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$91,850
60
24 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$91,850
60
25 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$90,890
270
26 Engineering Services
$89,780
70
27 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$89,610
60
28 Finance and Insurance
$89,610
60
29 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$88,520
50
30 Insurance Carriers
$87,850
60
31 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$86,450
170
32 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$86,450
170
33 Grantmaking and Giving Services
$86,050
120
34 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$84,300
770
35 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$82,930
820
36 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$82,900
1,810
37 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$82,700
3,860
38 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$82,220
1,130
39 Hospitals - Local government owned
$82,220
1,130
40 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$81,500
610
41 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$79,460
420
42 Employment Services
$78,720
350
43 Temporary Help Services
$77,940
310
44 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$77,820
290
45 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$77,730
8,560
46 Administrative and Support Services
$76,270
380
47 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$76,270
380
48 Testing Laboratories
$75,500
220
49 Health Care and Social Assistance
$74,790
24,670
50 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$74,340
2,370
51 Hospitals - Privately owned
$74,150
12,600
52 Offices of Physicians
$74,100
3,520
53 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$73,990
12,910
54 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$73,590
16,060
55 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$73,120
10,680
56 Outpatient Care Centers
$72,520
750
57 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$71,440
1,110
58 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$70,450
2,880
59 Hospitals - State government owned
$61,800
2,340
60 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$61,430
22,080
61 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$59,540
6,170
62 Educational Services - Privately owned
$59,540
6,170
63 State government, including schools and hospitals
$58,450
18,620
64 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$58,140
22,660
65 Educational Services
$58,140
22,660
66 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$57,420
15,660
67 Educational Services - State government owned
$57,420
15,660
68 Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$55,480
1,070
69 All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$55,300
370
70 Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$55,300
370
71 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$53,920
110
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