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
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 $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
-0.70% 0.35%
-0.11% -
-4.17% -
3.08% -
2.09% -
- -

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
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
Grain and Oilseed Milling
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Other Food Manufacturing
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Plastics Product Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
Beverage Manufacturing
Dairy Product Manufacturing
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


Highest paying industries for biological scientists.