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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Other Life Scientist Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,190
25th Percentile Wage
$54,390
50th Percentile Wage
$73,860
75th Percentile Wage
$103,090
90th Percentile Wage
$136,370

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 $136,370. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $73,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,190. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 208% 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 life scientists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201673,8604.48%11.55%
201570,5502.06%-
201469,1003.14%-
201366,9302.39%-
201265,330--

Table 2. Other Life Scientist Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of other life scientists in 10 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 $111,390. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $57,530).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Manufacturing
$111,390
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$103,680
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$102,100
Wholesale Trade
$97,950
Utilities
$96,220
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$80,980
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$80,380
Federal, State, and Local Government
$71,570
Educational Services
$65,570
Health Care and Social Assistance
$57,530

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 $42,850 to $101,330. The highest paying state for other life scientists is Texas with a median annual salary of $101,330. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $42,850. For more salary information of other life scientists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Texas
$101,330
California
$98,840
Alabama
$93,250
New Hampshire
$87,780
Maryland
$87,270
West Virginia
$85,430
Illinois
$82,930
New Jersey
$77,240
Arizona
$76,410
Hawaii
$75,480
New York
$73,640
Missouri
$72,740
Washington
$72,290
North Carolina
$70,110
Pennsylvania
$69,040
Massachusetts
$68,800
Minnesota
$66,570
Oregon
$64,810
Connecticut
$62,480
Florida
$61,600
Alaska
$60,340
Ohio
$57,680
Michigan
$57,500
Virginia
$56,300
Maine
$56,120
Kentucky
$56,010
New Mexico
$55,710
Nevada
$55,400
Kansas
$52,750
Tennessee
$52,730
Rhode Island
$50,180
Georgia
$49,430
Indiana
$48,830
Puerto Rico
$42,850


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