Life Scientist Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Life Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,330
25th Percentile Wage
$53,570
50th Percentile Wage
$74,280
75th Percentile Wage
$105,750
90th Percentile Wage
$142,490

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for life scientists in the industry sector of wholesale trade. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) life scientists is $142,490. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $74,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid life scientists is $43,330.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of life scientists in the industry sector of wholesale trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201674,280-2.61%-6.91%
201576,220-4.82%-
201479,890-2.34%-
201381,7602.87%-
201279,410--

Compare Life Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Wholesale Trade Sector

The average salaries of life scientists in eleven industries in the wholesale trade sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for life scientist occupations is the professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $112,300. The lowest paying industry is the miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $61,590). For detailed life scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$112,300
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$106,050
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$94,760
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$76,750
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$70,350
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$69,990
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$67,700
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$65,290
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$65,290
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers
$62,920
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$61,590

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



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