Highest Paying Industries for Biological Scientists

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods57.75120120
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers57.75120120
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers51.28106660
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods50.96105990
Wholesale Trade50.95105970
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers50.08104170
Management of Companies and Enterprises48.97101860
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers47.3298430
Hospitals, Local government owned47.1698090
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned47.1698090
Computer Systems Design and Related Services47.1197980
Offices of Physicians45.6494930
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing43.8891260
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities43.1989830
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)43.0389510
Scientific Research and Development Services42.9889400
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences42.9889400
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned42.7989010
Hospitals, Privately owned42.6288660
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services41.9587250
Administrative and Support Services41.6286570
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)41.5986500
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services41.5286360
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing41.3185930
Other Food Manufacturing41.285690
Employment Services41.1685620
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)40.9385130
All industries, private ownership only40.8484950
Ambulatory Health Care Services40.5684370
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing40.5484320
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing40.4684160
Chemical Manufacturing40.3583930
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing40.1383470
Manufacturing40.1183420
Miscellaneous Manufacturing40.183410
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories40.0583310
Utilities39.4682080
Transportation and Warehousing39.2681650
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services39.2281590
Federal Executive Branch38.6880450
Federal government, including the US Postal Service38.6880450
Grantmaking and Giving Services38.2179480
All industries38.0879200
Basic Chemical Manufacturing37.9278880
Support Activities for Animal Production37.1877340
Outpatient Care Centers37.1577270
Engineering Services36.6376190
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing36.3875670
Beverage Manufacturing35.7474340
Federal, State, and Local Government34.9472670
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service34.9472670
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service34.4671670
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services33.3869440
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned33.2369130
Educational Services, Local government owned33.1368920
Educational Services, State government owned32.8568320
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned32.8568320
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing32.5967790
Local government, including schools and hospitals32.4767530
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals31.9666480
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)31.9566460
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)31.9466430
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting31.164690
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry31.164690
Testing Laboratories31.0964660
Hospitals, State government owned29.7861940
Food Manufacturing29.7661910
State government, including schools and hospitals29.761780
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services29.5561460
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)29.5161380
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries29.0960510
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)28.859900
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned28.859900
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned28.4659200
Educational Services, Privately owned28.4559180
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)26.9556050
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations26.9556050
Social Advocacy Organizations26.3854880
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals26.1154300
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation24.0950120
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions23.5649010
Animal Slaughtering and Processing22.0645890

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