The salary statistics of medical scientists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare medical scientist salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$45,660|
|25th Percentile Wage||$58,590|
|50th Percentile Wage||$80,010|
|75th Percentile Wage||$106,970|
|90th Percentile Wage||$141,000|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for medical 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) medical scientists is $141,000. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $80,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid medical scientists is $45,660.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of medical scientists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of medical scientists in 25 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 medical scientist occupations is the psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals - state government owned industry with an annual salary $121,040. The lowest paying industry is the other ambulatory health care services industry (annual salary $55,370). For detailed medical scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|Home Health Care Services|| |
|Outpatient Care Centers|| |
|Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals|| |
|Offices of Physicians|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals|| |
|Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)|| |
|Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories|| |
|Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|Specialty hospitals - State government owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals|| |
|Offices of Other Health Practitioners|| |
|Specialty hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers|| |
|Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Individual and Family Services|| |
|Social Assistance|| |
|All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Other Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .