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

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

Average Annual Salary of Biological Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,770
25th Percentile Wage
$39,100
50th Percentile Wage
$52,340
75th Percentile Wage
$68,250
90th Percentile Wage
$94,460

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for biological 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) biological scientists is $94,460. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid biological scientists is $28,770.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201652,34011.79%4.20%
201546,170-1.56%-
201446,8900.83%-
201346,500-7.83%-
201250,140--

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

The average salaries of biological scientists in three 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 biological scientist occupations is the amusement, gambling, and recreation industries industry with an annual salary $57,900. The lowest paying industry is the museums, historical sites, and similar institutions industry (annual salary $51,810). For detailed biological scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$57,900
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$51,810
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$51,810

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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