The salary statistics of biological scientists in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare biological 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 biological 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) biological scientists is $133,270. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $74,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid biological scientists is $42,140.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of biological scientists in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of biological scientists in 14 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 biological scientist occupations is the computer and electronic product manufacturing industry with an annual salary $90,220. The lowest paying industry is the animal slaughtering and processing industry (annual salary $49,530). For detailed biological 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|| |
|Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing|| |
|Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing|| |
|Basic Chemical Manufacturing|| |
|Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing|| |
|Chemical Manufacturing|| |
|Miscellaneous Manufacturing|| |
|Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing|| |
|Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing|| |
|Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing|| |
|Beverage Manufacturing|| |
|Food Manufacturing|| |
|Animal Slaughtering and Processing|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .