How Much Do Animal Scientists Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Animal Scientists

Animal Scientists conduct research in the genetics, nutrition, reproduction, growth, and development of domestic farm animals.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$74540 per year
Hourly wage
$36 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$40,720 to $50,260 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$20 to $24 per hour

Entry-level Animal Scientists with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $40,720 to $50,260 per year or $20 to $24 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Animal Scientists to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $60 $125,250
Senior (Top 25%) $42 $87,080
Middle (Mid 50%) $31 $63,490
Junior (Bottom 25%) $24 $50,260
No experience (Bottom 10%) $20 $40,720

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CA $56 $115,510
NC $49 $102,210
MO $44 $92,000
MD $44 $91,040
WI $41 $84,710
IN $39 $80,820
GA $38 $80,040
KS $38 $78,040
NY $35 $73,080
MN $34 $70,410

Another simple way to increase your salary as an Animal Scientist is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Animal Scientists are in the states of CA, NC, MO, MD and WI.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Federal Executive Branch $119340 $57.37
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $97740 $46.99
Management of Companies and Enterprises $93490 $44.95
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing $86580 $41.62
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $82370 $39.60
Scientific Research and Development Services $79220 $38.09
Animal Food Manufacturing $77200 $37.12
State Government $70570 $33.93
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $55840 $26.85
Dairy Product Manufacturing $ $*
Support Activities for Animal Production $ $*

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