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Medical Scientist Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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.

Average Annual Salary of Medical Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$80,010
1.32% 9.35%
2016
$78,950
2.32% -
2015
$77,120
2.89% -
2014
$74,890
2.51% -
2013
$73,010
0.66% -
2012
$72,530
- -

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

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
$121,040
Home Health Care Services
$99,240
Outpatient Care Centers
$92,350
Hospitals - Local government owned
$92,220
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$92,220
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$82,010
Offices of Physicians
$81,690
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$80,750
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$80,490
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$80,130
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$79,870
Hospitals - Privately owned
$79,090
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$77,710
Hospitals - State government owned
$76,580
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$76,450
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$73,500
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$71,620
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$71,300
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$69,530
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$68,130
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$66,130
Individual and Family Services
$65,520
Social Assistance
$64,510
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$55,370
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$55,370

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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