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Animal Scientist Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of animal scientists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare animal scientist salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Animal Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,660
25th Percentile Wage
$50,260
50th Percentile Wage
$70,730
75th Percentile Wage
$114,220
90th Percentile Wage
$194,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for animal scientists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) animal scientists is $194,670. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $70,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid animal scientists is $40,660.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of animal scientists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201670,730-4.04%-7.78%
201573,590-0.69%-
201474,100-2.06%-
201375,630-0.79%-
201276,230--

Compare Animal Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of animal scientists in four 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 animal scientist occupations is the scientific research and development services industry with an annual salary $78,050. The lowest paying industry is the management, scientific, and technical consulting services industry (annual salary $53,070). For detailed animal scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Scientific Research and Development Services
$78,050
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$77,840
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$70,730
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$53,070

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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