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Life Scientist Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

The salary statistics of life scientists in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare life scientist salaries in different industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Average Annual Salary of Life Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,860
25th Percentile Wage
$38,720
50th Percentile Wage
$50,930
75th Percentile Wage
$69,990
90th Percentile Wage
$95,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for life scientists in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) life scientists is $95,210. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid life scientists is $29,860.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of life scientists in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$50,930
-0.77% -0.55%
2016
$51,320
9.20% -
2015
$46,600
-1.63% -
2014
$47,360
-0.93% -
2013
$47,800
-7.13% -
2012
$51,210
- -

Compare Life Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of life scientists in four industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for life scientist occupations is the amusement, gambling, and recreation industries industry with an annual salary $52,010. The lowest paying industry is the other amusement and recreation industries industry (annual salary $47,290). For detailed life scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$52,010
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$50,620
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$50,620
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$47,290

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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