Animal Scientist Salary Information

The salary statistics of animal scientists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of animal scientists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The animal scientists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Animal Scientist Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,340
25th Percentile Wage
$45,900
50th Percentile Wage
$60,330
75th Percentile Wage
$80,840
90th Percentile Wage
$126,190

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for animal scientists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) animal scientists is $126,190. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,340. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 247% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of animal scientists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201660,330-0.10%-2.24%
201560,390-1.19%-
201461,110-5.15%-
201364,2604.01%-
201261,680--

Table 2. Animal Scientist Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of animal scientists in 7 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for animal scientists occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $84,050. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $42,450).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$84,050
Wholesale Trade
$74,860
Manufacturing
$71,410
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$70,730
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$59,170
Educational Services
$52,840
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$42,450

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Animal Scientists by States

From the above tables we note that not only animal scientists salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of animal scientists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $37,080 to $101,050. The highest paying state for animal scientists is Arizona with a median annual salary of $101,050. The lowest paying state is Mississippi with a median annual salary of $37,080. For more salary information of animal scientists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Arizona
$101,050
Kentucky
$89,820
Nebraska
$86,570
California
$84,480
Maryland
$84,050
Iowa
$65,750
Wisconsin
$65,560
Minnesota
$64,540
Kansas
$63,370
Idaho
$63,190
Oklahoma
$60,730
Ohio
$59,590
Texas
$57,530
Massachusetts
$55,430
North Carolina
$49,990
South Dakota
$49,120
Missouri
$47,810
Arkansas
$45,730
Florida
$42,210
Mississippi
$37,080


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