Other Biological Scientist Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for other biological scientists in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of other biological scientists amongst Washington areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Other Biological Scientists in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,090
25th Percentile Wage
$59,870
50th Percentile Wage
$77,920
75th Percentile Wage
$93,520
90th Percentile Wage
$117,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for other biological scientists in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $117,780. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $77,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,090.

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
$77,920
3.53% 8.30%
2016
$75,170
0.23% -
2015
$75,000
-0.48% -
2014
$75,360
3.74% -
2013
$72,540
1.50% -
2012
$71,450
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Other Biological Scientists in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of other biological scientists in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of other biological scientists in state of Washington ranges from $59,310 to $79,040. The highest paying area for other biological scientists in Washington is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $79,040. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $78,020). The lowest paying area is Central Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $59,310.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$79,040
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$78,020
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$78,010
Spokane
$74,260
Olympia
$72,890
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$72,250
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$59,310




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