The salary statistics of medical scientists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare medical scientist salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$51,120|
|25th Percentile Wage||$66,940|
|50th Percentile Wage||$94,820|
|75th Percentile Wage||$126,990|
|90th Percentile Wage||$175,170|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for medical 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) medical scientists is $175,170. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $94,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid medical scientists is $51,120.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of medical scientists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of medical scientists in eleven 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 medical scientist occupations is the engineering services industry with an annual salary $142,230. The lowest paying industry is the testing laboratories industry (annual salary $79,670). For detailed medical scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Engineering Services|| |
|Computer Systems Design and Related Services|| |
|Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services|| |
|Specialized Design Services|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences|| |
|Scientific Research and Development Services|| |
|Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services|| |
|Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities|| |
|Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Testing Laboratories|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .