Biological Scientist Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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.

Average Annual Salary of Biological Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,420
25th Percentile Wage
$53,640
50th Percentile Wage
$74,160
75th Percentile Wage
$101,420
90th Percentile Wage
$131,230

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 $131,230. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $74,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid biological scientists is $42,420.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of biological scientists in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$74,160
-0.70% 0.35%
2016
$74,680
-0.11% -
2015
$74,760
-4.17% -
2014
$77,880
3.08% -
2013
$75,480
2.09% -
2012
$73,900
- -

Compare Biological Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of biological scientists in 22 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 $94,230. The lowest paying industry is the fruit and vegetable preserving and specialty food manufacturing industry (annual salary $50,160). 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
$94,230
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$94,200
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$85,330
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$75,420
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$74,900
Chemical Manufacturing
$74,590
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$72,050
Chemical Manufacturing
$70,680
Chemical Manufacturing
$70,060
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$68,970
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$68,240
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$67,890
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$67,450
Other Food Manufacturing
$62,860
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$62,010
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$62,010
Food Manufacturing
$55,840
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$55,380
Beverage Manufacturing
$55,380
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$52,460
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$51,700
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$50,160

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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