Highest Paying Industries for Life Scientists

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers62.33129650
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services56.6117720
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned55.75115960
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers50.69105430
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers50.25104520
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers49.88103750
Computer Systems Design and Related Services49.04102000
Offices of Physicians48.26100380
Finance and Insurance46.396300
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned46.1796030
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities46.1495980
Natural Gas Distribution46.1395950
Ambulatory Health Care Services45.8295300
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories45.7395120
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences45.3494310
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing45.2994210
Scientific Research and Development Services45.2994210
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)45.1293840
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods44.893190
Chemical Manufacturing44.7293020
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing44.792980
Insurance Carriers44.5992750
Management of Companies and Enterprises44.3492220
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers43.9891470
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services43.8691220
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing43.690680
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing43.2990040
Miscellaneous Manufacturing43.1989840
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing4389430
Hospitals, Local government owned42.2587880
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned42.2587880
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities42.1187580
Mining42.0787510
Wholesale Trade42.0787500
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods41.6686650
All industries, private ownership only41.6686640
Grantmaking and Giving Services41.6486620
Outpatient Care Centers41.2485770
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)41.1685620
Tobacco Manufacturing41.0985470
Employment Services40.584240
Manufacturing40.2983800
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)40.183410
Administrative and Support Services39.1181340
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services39.0681240
Hospitals, Privately owned39.0181140
Federal Executive Branch38.7280550
Federal government, including the US Postal Service38.7280550
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)38.6180310
Support Activities for Animal Production38.5880250
All industries38.4479950
Utilities38.4479950
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)38.1879410
Information38.1379300
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned3879040
Water, Sewage and Other Systems37.9178850
Basic Chemical Manufacturing37.9178850
Engineering Services37.3777730
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution37.2777510
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing36.9576860
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing36.6376190
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses36.5676050
Warehousing and Storage36.5275960
Transportation and Warehousing36.0174890
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services3674890
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned35.6874220
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations35.273210
Machinery Manufacturing34.7172200
Hospitals, State government owned34.4971730
Other Food Manufacturing33.9370570
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry33.7170130
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers33.5969860
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores33.5969860
Federal, State, and Local Government33.5669800
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service33.5669800
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned33.5269720
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing33.4769620
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services33.3769420
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting33.3169280
Educational Services, Local government owned33.2769190
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service32.9568540
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing32.8368280
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing32.5267640
Forestry and Logging32.567600
Logging32.567600
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers32.4367460
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned32.1966950
Educational Services, Privately owned32.1866930
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers32.1666900
Paper Manufacturing32.0566660
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services31.7666060
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services31.7666060
Retail Trade31.765930
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)31.6565840
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers31.5965700
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)31.5765670
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)31.5765660
Animal Food Manufacturing31.5165550
Educational Services, State government owned31.3265150
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned31.3265150
Beverage Manufacturing31.1564800
Local government, including schools and hospitals30.9264320
Testing Laboratories30.8864240
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)30.8364130
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations30.8364130
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills30.7864010
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries30.7663990
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned30.6663780
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers30.4863400
Individual and Family Services30.4663350
Food Manufacturing30.4263280
Specialty hospitals, State government owned30.4263280
Nonstore Retailers30.2762970
Support Activities for Crop Production30.2262860
Social Assistance30.1562710
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing30.1462680
State government, including schools and hospitals29.9662310
Social Advocacy Organizations29.9262240
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing29.8962170
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging29.7361840
Wood Product Manufacturing29.561360
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals29.1960720
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries29.0860480
Other Wood Product Manufacturing29.0360370
Sawmills and Wood Preservation28.8460000
Direct Selling Establishments28.4759230
Services to Buildings and Dwellings28.1858610
Dairy Product Manufacturing27.8657940
Grain and Oilseed Milling27.8357880
Animal Slaughtering and Processing27.5257240
Landscaping Services27.3656900
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals27.2556670
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation25.653250
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)25.2352480
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned25.1752350
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions24.9751930
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing24.6851340
Civic and Social Organizations23.3348530
Office Administrative Services23.1548160
Real Estate23.0647970

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