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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Animal Scientist Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,510
25th Percentile Wage
$45,620
50th Percentile Wage
$60,760
75th Percentile Wage
$81,110
90th Percentile Wage
$114,800

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 $114,800. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,510. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 223% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of animal scientists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$60,760
0.71% -1.51%
2016
$60,330
-0.10% -
2015
$60,390
-1.19% -
2014
$61,110
-5.15% -
2013
$64,260
4.01% -
2012
$61,680
- -

Table 2. Animal Scientist Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of animal scientists in 9 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 management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $97,340. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $42,450).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$97,340
Federal, State, and Local Government
$86,460
Wholesale Trade
$79,510
Manufacturing
$71,580
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$68,840
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$59,560
Educational Services
$51,620
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$49,780
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 $35,330 to $104,270. The highest paying state for animal scientists is Maryland with a median annual salary of $104,270. The lowest paying state is Oklahoma with a median annual salary of $35,330. For more salary information of animal scientists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Maryland
$104,270
New Jersey
$103,120
Arizona
$101,050
Kentucky
$89,820
Nebraska
$79,750
Iowa
$71,850
Ohio
$69,500
Wisconsin
$68,780
Massachusetts
$67,650
Minnesota
$67,450
Kansas
$63,370
Idaho
$63,190
New York
$61,950
Colorado
$56,720
Illinois
$56,700
Michigan
$54,650
Virginia
$53,530
Pennsylvania
$53,450
California
$51,650
Texas
$51,190
South Dakota
$50,980
Missouri
$50,900
Tennessee
$50,090
North Carolina
$48,710
Louisiana
$48,640
Arkansas
$45,730
Florida
$42,210
Mississippi
$37,080
Oklahoma
$35,330



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