The salary statistics of top executives in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare top executive salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 top executives in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $145,310. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $94,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid top executives is $61,450.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of top executives in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of top executives in 16 industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for top executive occupations is the research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $182,360. The lowest paying industry is the photographic services industry (annual salary $77,900). For detailed top executive salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences|| |
|Scientific Research and Development Services|| |
|Computer Systems Design and Related Services|| |
|Engineering Services|| |
|Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities|| |
|Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services|| |
|Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services|| |
|Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services|| |
|Legal Services|| |
|Specialized Design Services|| |
|Testing Laboratories|| |
|Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Veterinary Services|| |
|Photographic Services|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .