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Biological Scientist Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of biological scientists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare biological scientist salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Biological Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,310
25th Percentile Wage
$57,140
50th Percentile Wage
$73,770
75th Percentile Wage
$96,560
90th Percentile Wage
$131,610

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for biological scientists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) biological scientists is $131,610. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $73,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid biological scientists is $45,310.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of biological scientists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$73,770
3.28% 4.42%
2016
$71,350
-0.85% -
2015
$71,960
-5.06% -
2014
$75,600
2.67% -
2013
$73,580
4.17% -
2012
$70,510
- -

Compare Biological Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of biological scientists in 15 industries in the health care and social assistance sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for biological scientist occupations is the offices of physicians industry with an annual salary $83,880. The lowest paying industry is the hospitals - state government owned industry (annual salary $61,270). For detailed biological scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Offices of Physicians
$83,880
Outpatient Care Centers
$78,000
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$77,970
Hospitals - Privately owned
$77,810
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$77,330
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$74,360
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$73,260
Hospitals - Local government owned
$72,950
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$72,950
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$71,470
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$69,640
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$69,640
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$67,750
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$61,440
Hospitals - State government owned
$61,270

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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