Life Scientist Salary in Sector of Mining

The salary statistics of life scientists in the industry sector of mining are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare life scientist salaries in different industries within the mining sector.

Average Annual Salary of Life Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,040
25th Percentile Wage
$61,350
50th Percentile Wage
$85,580
75th Percentile Wage
$116,070
90th Percentile Wage
$152,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for life scientists in the industry sector of mining. 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 $152,660. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $85,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid life scientists is $41,040.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of life scientists in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201685,58012.23%29.74%
201575,1101.89%-
201473,6906.77%-
201368,70012.47%-
201260,130--

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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