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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
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.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Temporary Help Services|| |
|Employment Services|| |
|Administrative and Support Services|| |
|Other Support Services|| |
|Landscaping Services|| |
|Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Remediation and Other Waste Management Services|| |
|Office Administrative Services|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .