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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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 $129,010. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $71,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid biological scientists is $41,970.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of biological scientists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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 general medical and surgical hospitals - local government owned industry with an annual salary $87,280. The lowest paying industry is the hospitals - state government owned industry (annual salary $59,780). For detailed biological scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals|| |
|Offices of Physicians|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)|| |
|Other Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Outpatient Care Centers|| |
|Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories|| |
|Specialty hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals|| |
|Hospitals - State government owned|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .