Medical Scientist Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of medical scientists in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare medical scientist salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Medical 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 medical 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) medical scientists is $185,230. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $113,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid medical scientists is $60,970.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
4.34% 18.44%
2.26% -
4.41% -
2.03% -
6.86% -
- -

Compare Medical Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of medical scientists in six 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 medical scientist occupations is the pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing industry with an annual salary $117,670. The lowest paying industry is the navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing industry (annual salary $90,200). For detailed medical scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments 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 medical scientists.