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

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.

Average Annual Salary of Medical Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,690
25th Percentile Wage
$67,100
50th Percentile Wage
$95,470
75th Percentile Wage
$127,540
90th Percentile Wage
$170,490

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 $170,490. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $95,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid medical scientists is $50,690.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201695,470-0.51%8.60%
201595,9604.09%-
201492,0401.83%-
201390,3603.43%-
201287,260--

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

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 $78,980). For detailed medical scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Engineering Services
$142,230
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$105,820
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$103,430
Specialized Design Services
$100,430
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$100,060
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$95,470
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$95,180
Scientific Research and Development Services
$95,130
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$89,500
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$85,770
Testing Laboratories
$78,980

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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