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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
$41,970
25th Percentile Wage
$54,390
50th Percentile Wage
$71,350
75th Percentile Wage
$93,740
90th Percentile Wage
$129,010

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201671,350-0.85%1.18%
201571,960-5.06%-
201475,6002.67%-
201373,5804.17%-
201270,510--

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 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
$87,280
Hospitals - Local government owned
$87,280
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$75,930
Offices of Physicians
$75,290
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$74,920
Hospitals - Privately owned
$74,840
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$72,380
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$70,870
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$70,870
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$70,440
Outpatient Care Centers
$69,760
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$69,660
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$66,120
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$60,010
Hospitals - State government owned
$59,780

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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