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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$39,860|
|25th Percentile Wage||$49,040|
|50th Percentile Wage||$66,330|
|75th Percentile Wage||$80,810|
|90th Percentile Wage||$102,110|
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 $102,110. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $66,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid life scientists is $39,860.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of life scientists in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .