Life Scientist Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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.

Average Annual Salary of Life Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,370
25th Percentile Wage
$55,010
50th Percentile Wage
$77,450
75th Percentile Wage
$111,480
90th Percentile Wage
$153,960

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 $153,960. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $77,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid life scientists is $42,370.

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 manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$77,450
4.05% 5.29%
2016
$74,310
0.24% -
2015
$74,130
-1.48% -
2014
$75,230
0.49% -
2013
$74,860
2.02% -
2012
$73,350
- -

Compare Life Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of life scientists in 36 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 semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing industry with an annual salary $93,880. The lowest paying industry is the seafood product preparation and packaging industry (annual salary $49,910). For detailed life scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$93,880
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$93,380
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$93,350
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$90,950
Chemical Manufacturing
$89,810
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$81,840
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$81,590
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$77,490
Tobacco Manufacturing
$74,550
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$72,420
Chemical Manufacturing
$71,030
Machinery Manufacturing
$70,760
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$70,740
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$69,370
Chemical Manufacturing
$65,610
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$65,560
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$65,280
Paper Manufacturing
$65,250
Animal Food Manufacturing
$63,190
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$62,890
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$62,510
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$62,010
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$62,010
Other Food Manufacturing
$61,680
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$61,490
Wood Product Manufacturing
$60,990
Beverage Manufacturing
$60,120
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
$60,050
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$59,890
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$59,490
Food Manufacturing
$59,130
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$57,970
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$55,870
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$55,420
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$54,070
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$49,910

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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