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Animal Scientist Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of animal scientists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare animal scientist salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Animal Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,770
25th Percentile Wage
$70,260
50th Percentile Wage
$86,460
75th Percentile Wage
$119,490
90th Percentile Wage
$145,630

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for animal scientists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) animal scientists is $145,630. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $86,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid animal scientists is $56,770.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of animal scientists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$86,460
2.79% 7.16%
2016
$84,050
0.21% -
2015
$83,870
2.21% -
2014
$82,020
0.98% -
2013
$81,220
1.17% -
2012
$80,270
- -

Compare Animal Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of animal scientists in six industries in the federal, state, and local government sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for animal scientist occupations is the federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $110,420. The lowest paying industry is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $49,200). For detailed animal scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$110,420
Federal government, including USPS
$110,420
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$86,460
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$67,310
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$51,970
State government, including schools and hospitals
$49,200

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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