Life Scientist Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Life 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 life scientists in the industry sector of retail 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 $112,520. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid life scientists is $35,870.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
-0.24% 7.07%
3.71% -
-3.89% -
-2.41% -
9.50% -
- -

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

The average salaries of life scientists in five industries in the retail 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 building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers industry with an annual salary $68,330. The lowest paying industry is the direct selling establishments industry (annual salary $52,380). For detailed life scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
Nonstore Retailers
Direct Selling Establishments

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 life scientists.