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
$42,140
25th Percentile Wage
$53,550
50th Percentile Wage
$74,680
75th Percentile Wage
$103,190
90th Percentile Wage
$133,270

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201674,680-0.11%1.04%
201574,760-4.17%-
201477,8803.08%-
201375,4802.09%-
201273,900--

Compare Biological Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

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
$90,220
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$89,990
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$85,330
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$75,560
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$75,420
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$75,300
Chemical Manufacturing
$75,280
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$75,010
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$72,050
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$68,970
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$56,960
Beverage Manufacturing
$56,960
Food Manufacturing
$55,590
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$49,530

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




Related:

Highest paying industries for biological scientists.