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

The salary statistics of animal scientists in the industry sector of agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare animal scientist salaries in different industries within the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector.

Average Annual Salary of Animal Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,950
25th Percentile Wage
$43,430
50th Percentile Wage
$59,560
75th Percentile Wage
$77,980
90th Percentile Wage
$98,570

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for animal 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) animal scientists is $98,570. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid animal scientists is $34,950.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$59,560
0.65% -50.22%
2016
$59,170
-7.59% -
2015
$63,660
-16.45% -
2014
$74,130
-19.75% -
2013
$88,770
-0.79% -
2012
$89,470
- -

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

The average salaries of animal scientists in two industries in the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector are shown below. For detailed animal scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry
$59,560
Support Activities for Animal Production
$59,560

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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