The salary statistics of life scientists in the industry sector of information are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare life scientist salaries in different industries within the information sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$34,330|
|25th Percentile Wage||$55,910|
|50th Percentile Wage||$72,910|
|75th Percentile Wage||$104,220|
|90th Percentile Wage||$136,990|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for life scientists in the industry sector of information. 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 $136,990. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $72,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid life scientists is $34,330.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of life scientists in the industry sector of information from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of life scientists in two industries in the information sector are shown below. For detailed life scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Publishing Industries (except Internet)|| |
|Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .