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Life Scientist Salary in Sector of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting

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.

Average Annual Salary of Life Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,690
25th Percentile Wage
$49,060
50th Percentile Wage
$63,040
75th Percentile Wage
$80,340
90th Percentile Wage
$99,420

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 $99,420. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $63,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid life scientists is $37,690.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of life scientists in the industry sector of agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$63,040
-0.51% -1.68%
2016
$63,360
1.29% -
2015
$62,540
-2.61% -
2014
$64,170
3.96% -
2013
$61,630
-4.01% -
2012
$64,100
- -

Compare Life Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Sector

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 $66,500. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for animal production industry (annual salary $59,740). For detailed life scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Forestry and Logging
$66,500
Logging
$66,500
Support Activities for Crop Production
$63,110
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry
$61,220
Support Activities for Animal Production
$59,740

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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