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Life Scientist Salary in Sector of Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

The salary statistics of life scientists in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare life scientist salaries in different industries within the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Life Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,180
25th Percentile Wage
$48,520
50th Percentile Wage
$72,390
75th Percentile Wage
$100,110
90th Percentile Wage
$133,680

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for life scientists in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation 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) life scientists is $133,680. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $72,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid life scientists is $35,180.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of life scientists in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$72,390
-2.96% 18.57%
2016
$74,530
3.65% -
2015
$71,810
2.27% -
2014
$70,180
13.17% -
2013
$60,940
3.27% -
2012
$58,950
- -

Compare Life Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Sector

The average salaries of life scientists in nine industries in the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for life scientist occupations is the services to buildings and dwellings industry with an annual salary $75,090. The lowest paying industry is the office administrative services industry (annual salary $54,510). For detailed life scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Services to Buildings and Dwellings
$75,090
Temporary Help Services
$73,810
Employment Services
$73,350
Administrative and Support Services
$72,620
Other Support Services
$71,600
Landscaping Services
$71,210
Waste Management and Remediation Services
$70,880
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$70,770
Office Administrative Services
$54,510

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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