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
$41,350
25th Percentile Wage
$53,560
50th Percentile Wage
$74,310
75th Percentile Wage
$106,900
90th Percentile Wage
$151,730

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.

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 manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201674,3100.24%1.29%
201574,130-1.48%-
201475,2300.49%-
201374,8602.02%-
201273,350--

Compare Life Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

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
$89,980
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$89,940
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$86,990
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$86,700
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$85,750
Chemical Manufacturing
$84,250
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$72,420
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$70,740
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$70,650
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$69,370
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$65,640
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$65,100
Paper Manufacturing
$64,800
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$62,510
Other Food Manufacturing
$62,340
Wood Product Manufacturing
$60,880
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$60,510
Animal Food Manufacturing
$60,240
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
$59,850
Food Manufacturing
$59,190
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$58,940
Beverage Manufacturing
$58,850
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$58,290
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$57,870
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$57,630
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$55,200
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$54,500
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$52,890

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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