Life Scientist Salary in Sector of Educational Services

The salary statistics of life scientists in the industry sector of educational services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare life scientist salaries in different industries within the educational services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Life Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,080
25th Percentile Wage
$45,940
50th Percentile Wage
$56,660
75th Percentile Wage
$73,860
90th Percentile Wage
$100,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for life scientists in the industry sector of educational 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 $100,590. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $56,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid life scientists is $40,080.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of life scientists in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201656,660-1.50%3.27%
201557,510-0.16%-
201457,6001.02%-
201357,0103.86%-
201254,810--

Compare Life Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of life scientists in ten industries in the educational 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 educational services - local government owned industry with an annual salary $61,760. The lowest paying industry is the other schools and instruction - privately owned industry (annual salary $44,960). For detailed life scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Educational Services - Local government owned
$61,760
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$59,500
Educational Services - Privately owned
$59,470
Educational Services
$56,660
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$56,660
Educational Services - State government owned
$54,880
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$54,880
Technical and Trade Schools
$47,580
Other Schools and Instruction
$45,650
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$44,960

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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