The salary statistics of life scientists in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare life scientist salaries in different industries within the manufacturing 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 manufacturing. 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 $151,730. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $74,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid life scientists is $41,350.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of life scientists in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of life scientists in 28 industries in the manufacturing 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 computer and electronic product manufacturing industry with an annual salary $89,980. The lowest paying industry is the fruit and vegetable preserving and specialty food manufacturing industry (annual salary $52,890). For detailed life scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing|| |
|Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing|| |
|Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing|| |
|Miscellaneous Manufacturing|| |
|Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing|| |
|Chemical Manufacturing|| |
|Basic Chemical Manufacturing|| |
|Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing|| |
|Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing|| |
|Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing|| |
|Other Wood Product Manufacturing|| |
|Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills|| |
|Paper Manufacturing|| |
|Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing|| |
|Other Food Manufacturing|| |
|Wood Product Manufacturing|| |
|Grain and Oilseed Milling|| |
|Animal Food Manufacturing|| |
|Sawmills and Wood Preservation|| |
|Food Manufacturing|| |
|Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing|| |
|Beverage Manufacturing|| |
|Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing|| |
|Dairy Product Manufacturing|| |
|Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing|| |
|Animal Slaughtering and Processing|| |
|Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging|| |
|Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .