The salary statistics of biological scientists in the industry sector of wholesale trade are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare biological scientist salaries in different industries within the wholesale trade sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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 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) biological scientists is $166,640. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $89,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid biological scientists is $44,880.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of biological scientists in the industry sector of wholesale trade from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of biological scientists in four 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 biological scientist occupations is the professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $143,710. The lowest paying industry is the merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods industry (annual salary $104,990). For detailed biological 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|| |
|Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods|| |
|Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers|| |
|Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .