Biological Scientist Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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.

Average Annual Salary of Biological Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,760
25th Percentile Wage
$61,260
50th Percentile Wage
$88,580
75th Percentile Wage
$119,020
90th Percentile Wage
$164,990

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 $164,990. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $88,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid biological scientists is $44,760.

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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$88,580
-0.96% -3.77%
2016
$89,430
-5.80% -
2015
$94,620
-5.69% -
2014
$100,000
2.97% -
2013
$97,030
5.27% -
2012
$91,920
- -

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

The average salaries of biological scientists in nine 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 merchant wholesalers, durable goods industry with an annual salary $123,170. The lowest paying industry is the wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers industry (annual salary $62,610). For detailed biological scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$123,170
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$123,170
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$109,160
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$105,680
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$101,820
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$100,550
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$99,700
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$62,610
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$62,610

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




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