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Other Life Scientist Salary Information

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,590
25th Percentile Wage
$54,180
50th Percentile Wage
$74,540
75th Percentile Wage
$102,210
90th Percentile Wage
$137,440

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for other life scientists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) other life scientists is $137,440. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $74,540. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,590. 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 222% 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 life scientists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$74,540
0.91% 12.36%
2016
$73,860
4.48% -
2015
$70,550
2.06% -
2014
$69,100
3.14% -
2013
$66,930
2.39% -
2012
$65,330
- -

Table 2. Other Life Scientist Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of other life scientists in 11 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 life scientists occupations is the manufacturing sector with an annual salary $116,110. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $54,780).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Manufacturing
$116,110
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$103,680
Utilities
$101,050
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$92,750
Wholesale Trade
$91,480
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$80,980
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$78,900
Federal, State, and Local Government
$76,120
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$73,360
Educational Services
$67,490
Health Care and Social Assistance
$54,780

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

From the above tables we note that not only other life 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 life scientists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $44,130 to $108,390. The highest paying state for other life scientists is Wisconsin with a median annual salary of $108,390. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $44,130. For more salary information of other life scientists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Wisconsin
$108,390
Texas
$99,900
Alabama
$99,120
California
$92,960
Maryland
$89,940
New Hampshire
$87,780
North Carolina
$86,910
Illinois
$86,160
West Virginia
$85,430
Washington
$78,080
New Jersey
$77,660
Idaho
$73,570
Iowa
$72,590
Arizona
$71,920
New York
$71,770
Minnesota
$69,340
Pennsylvania
$69,180
Massachusetts
$68,690
Connecticut
$62,200
Oregon
$61,440
Florida
$61,410
Alaska
$60,340
Georgia
$60,260
Hawaii
$60,130
Kentucky
$58,750
Virginia
$57,220
Michigan
$56,180
Maine
$56,120
Nevada
$55,070
Missouri
$55,030
Ohio
$54,030
Louisiana
$53,790
Kansas
$52,750
Tennessee
$52,730
Indiana
$52,600
New Mexico
$49,980
Rhode Island
$49,620
North Dakota
$49,430
Colorado
$48,710
Puerto Rico
$44,130



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