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Other Biological Scientist Salary Information

The salary statistics of other biological scientists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of other biological scientists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The other biological 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. Other Biological Scientist Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,040
25th Percentile Wage
$55,570
50th Percentile Wage
$74,790
75th Percentile Wage
$91,520
90th Percentile Wage
$116,680

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for other biological scientists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) other biological scientists is $116,680. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $74,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,040. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 177% 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 other biological scientists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201674,790-0.48%2.79%
201575,1500.57%-
201474,7202.68%-
201372,7200.03%-
201272,700--

Table 2. Other Biological Scientist Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of other biological 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 other biological scientists occupations is the manufacturing sector with an annual salary $90,160. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $52,930).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Manufacturing
$90,160
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$84,400
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$79,830
Federal, State, and Local Government
$77,620
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$76,720
Wholesale Trade
$75,820
Health Care and Social Assistance
$72,200
Educational Services
$54,510
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$52,930

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Other Biological Scientists by States

From the above tables we note that not only other biological 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 other biological scientists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $52,380 to $99,030. The highest paying state for other biological scientists is Connecticut with a median annual salary of $99,030. The lowest paying state is Kansas with a median annual salary of $52,380. For more salary information of other biological scientists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Connecticut
$99,030
Maryland
$93,760
Rhode Island
$88,840
District of Columbia
$87,840
New Jersey
$87,440
New Hampshire
$85,960
Illinois
$85,220
Virginia
$82,180
California
$81,410
New York
$80,540
Michigan
$79,480
Hawaii
$78,670
Alaska
$77,010
Indiana
$75,410
Washington
$75,170
South Carolina
$75,050
Pennsylvania
$75,040
Nebraska
$73,380
Florida
$73,370
Mississippi
$73,070
Arizona
$72,810
Texas
$72,620
Georgia
$72,040
North Carolina
$71,290
Idaho
$71,100
Arkansas
$71,100
Nevada
$71,020
Utah
$71,020
Tennessee
$70,700
Minnesota
$69,140
West Virginia
$69,130
New Mexico
$69,120
North Dakota
$67,840
Colorado
$67,160
Alabama
$67,150
Missouri
$67,150
Montana
$67,150
Wisconsin
$66,970
Ohio
$66,820
Wyoming
$65,190
Oregon
$65,180
Vermont
$63,150
Louisiana
$62,150
Oklahoma
$62,010
Iowa
$60,510
South Dakota
$60,390
Puerto Rico
$60,370
Kentucky
$59,250
Massachusetts
$57,520
Kansas
$52,380


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