The salary statistics of life scientists in the industry sector of agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare life scientist salaries in different industries within the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for life scientists in the industry sector of agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) life scientists is $102,450. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $63,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid life scientists is $35,880.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of life scientists in the industry sector of agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of life scientists in five industries in the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for life scientist occupations is the forestry and logging industry with an annual salary $68,100. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for animal production industry (annual salary $60,030). For detailed life scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Forestry and Logging|| |
|Support Activities for Crop Production|| |
|Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry|| |
|Support Activities for Animal Production|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .