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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Other Biological Scientist Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,990
25th Percentile Wage
$57,120
50th Percentile Wage
$76,690
75th Percentile Wage
$94,040
90th Percentile Wage
$121,360

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 $121,360. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $76,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,990. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 182% 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 other biological scientists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$76,690
2.48% 5.20%
2016
$74,790
-0.48% -
2015
$75,150
0.57% -
2014
$74,720
2.68% -
2013
$72,720
0.03% -
2012
$72,700
- -

Table 2. Other Biological Scientist Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of other biological scientists in 12 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 utilities sector with an annual salary $103,230. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $54,310).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$103,230
Manufacturing
$92,620
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$84,400
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$81,900
Wholesale Trade
$79,450
Federal, State, and Local Government
$79,390
Health Care and Social Assistance
$78,720
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$76,720
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$70,830
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$57,130
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$56,980
Educational Services
$54,310

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 $59,510 to $95,760. The highest paying state for other biological scientists is Maryland with a median annual salary of $95,760. The lowest paying state is Kansas with a median annual salary of $59,510. For more salary information of other biological scientists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Maryland
$95,760
New Jersey
$90,540
Connecticut
$89,330
Rhode Island
$88,840
Illinois
$86,750
New York
$84,690
California
$83,660
Virginia
$81,800
District of Columbia
$79,820
Alaska
$79,810
New Hampshire
$78,660
Hawaii
$78,150
Washington
$77,920
South Carolina
$76,270
Pennsylvania
$76,010
North Carolina
$74,750
Texas
$74,560
Mississippi
$74,260
Nebraska
$73,380
Tennessee
$72,710
Arizona
$72,630
New Mexico
$72,440
Utah
$72,250
Michigan
$72,250
West Virginia
$72,250
Minnesota
$72,200
Vermont
$72,160
Louisiana
$72,160
Arkansas
$70,260
Nevada
$70,260
North Dakota
$70,250
Georgia
$69,490
Missouri
$68,950
Colorado
$68,760
Alabama
$68,730
Wisconsin
$68,340
Indiana
$68,330
Montana
$68,230
Ohio
$67,930
Idaho
$66,240
Florida
$66,020
Oregon
$65,950
Wyoming
$65,190
South Dakota
$64,690
Kentucky
$63,040
Massachusetts
$62,800
Oklahoma
$62,010
Iowa
$61,380
Puerto Rico
$60,370
Kansas
$59,510



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