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Highest Paying Industries for Other Life Scientists

The top 44 highest paying industries for other life 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 $110,190, federal government, including usps is the highest paying industry for other life scientists. It is followed by federal executive branch (oes designation) industry (average annual salary $110,190). 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 life scientists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 44 Highest Paying Industries for Other Life Scientists

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Federal government, including USPS
$110,190
370
2 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$110,190
370
3 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$104,360
230
4 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$97,010
110
5 Chemical Manufacturing
$97,010
110
6 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$96,220
50
7 Utilities
$96,220
50
8 Other Food Manufacturing
$94,810
100
9 Food Manufacturing
$94,080
110
10 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$92,420
170
11 Manufacturing
$88,700
420
12 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$86,500
50
13 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$83,450
1,530
14 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$81,790
1,170
15 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$81,330
1,110
16 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$81,080
60
17 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$81,080
60
18 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$81,040
130
19 Educational Services - Privately owned
$80,280
1,130
20 Scientific Research and Development Services
$80,000
1,210
21 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$77,880
n/a
22 Offices of Physicians
$73,430
300
23 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$70,390
230
24 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$70,320
210
25 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$69,850
50
26 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$69,850
50
27 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$69,500
370
28 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$69,300
n/a
29 Social Advocacy Organizations
$68,120
40
30 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$65,610
1,870
31 Federal, State, and Local Government
$65,610
1,870
32 Health Care and Social Assistance
$63,200
770
33 Educational Services
$63,110
3,500
34 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$61,940
4,250
35 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$59,940
1,280
36 State government, including schools and hospitals
$59,510
3,650
37 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$59,490
360
38 Educational Services - State government owned
$59,230
2,350
39 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$59,200
2,350
40 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$59,040
370
41 Hospitals - Privately owned
$58,940
380
42 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$58,810
400
43 Wholesale Trade
$58,660
60
44 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$57,810
70
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