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Top Executive Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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.

Average Annual Salary of Top Executives

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$62,030
25th Percentile Wage
$94,980
50th Percentile Wage
$144,270
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

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 $144,270. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $94,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid top executives is $62,030.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of top executives in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$144,270
-0.72% 3.33%
2016
$145,310
-0.17% -
2015
$145,550
0.79% -
2014
$144,400
1.30% -
2013
$142,520
2.15% -
2012
$139,460
- -

Compare Top Executive Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

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 $181,630. The lowest paying industry is the photographic services industry (annual salary $81,070). 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
$181,630
Scientific Research and Development Services
$176,240
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$152,010
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$149,520
Engineering Services
$149,150
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$147,690
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$144,270
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$141,480
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$139,840
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$138,920
Legal Services
$130,150
Specialized Design Services
$122,300
Testing Laboratories
$118,870
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$118,450
Veterinary Services
$86,000
Photographic Services
$81,070

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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