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Other Biological Scientist Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

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

Average Annual Salary of Other Biological Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,420
25th Percentile Wage
$62,020
50th Percentile Wage
$77,620
75th Percentile Wage
$90,330
90th Percentile Wage
$104,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for other biological 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) other biological scientists is $104,300. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $77,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid other biological scientists is $44,420.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of other biological scientists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201677,6200.71%5.45%
201577,0701.80%-
201475,6803.01%-
201373,4000.01%-
201273,390--

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

The average salaries of other biological scientists in eight 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 other biological scientist occupations is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $79,870. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $51,940). For detailed other biological scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$79,870
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$78,120
Federal government, including USPS
$78,120
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$77,620
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$76,880
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$75,030
State government, including schools and hospitals
$55,250
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$51,940

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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