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
$40,200
25th Percentile Wage
$46,120
50th Percentile Wage
$57,180
75th Percentile Wage
$74,880
90th Percentile Wage
$103,810

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 $103,810. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $57,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid life scientists is $40,200.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$57,180
0.91% 4.14%
2016
$56,660
-1.50% -
2015
$57,510
-0.16% -
2014
$57,600
1.02% -
2013
$57,010
3.86% -
2012
$54,810
- -

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

The average salaries of life scientists in 17 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 elementary and secondary schools - local government owned industry with an annual salary $74,980. The lowest paying industry is the other schools and instruction - privately owned industry (annual salary $45,170). For detailed life scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$74,980
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$74,480
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$71,580
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$71,580
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$61,330
Educational Services - Privately owned
$61,260
Educational Services - Local government owned
$60,640
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$60,310
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$57,190
Educational Services
$57,180
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$54,450
Educational Services - State government owned
$54,440
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$51,580
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$51,450
Technical and Trade Schools
$47,580
Other Schools and Instruction
$45,380
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$45,170

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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