BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$73,000
$47,000
Min 10%
$73,000
Median 50%
$115,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
XBiotech
Highest Paying City
Menlo Park, CA
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Average Experience Level
2.9 years
How much does a biological scientist make?
The national average salary for a Biological Scientist in the U.S. is $73,994 annually or $35.57 hourly. The top 10 percent make over $115,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $47,000 per year. Technology companies and Professional companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. The best states for high paying Biological Scientist jobs are Hawaii, Maine, Alaska, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. The typical tenure for a Biological Scientist is 2.9 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Scientist
$83,906

Average Biological Scientist Salary By Company

If you are a Biological Scientist, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Technology companies and Professional companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Biological Scientists are XBiotech and Pacific Architects and Engineers. In addition, companies like Alkermes and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia report highly competitive salaries for Biological Scientists.

Average Biological Scientist Salary By Location

Across America, Biological Scientists make on average $73,994 annually or $35.57 hourly. Working in Menlo Park, CA as a Biological Scientist will pay you the highest wages at around $80,782 per year. The Menlo Park, CA average entry-level salary for Biological Scientists is $48,000. Hawaii, Maine, Alaska, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts are the top 5 highest earning states for Biological Scientists. The lowest earning states are Kansas, Wyoming, Mississippi, Montana, and Louisiana.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Menlo Park, CA
$80,782
2
Boston, MA
$71,242
3
Providence, RI
$71,074
4
New York, NY
$68,764
5
East Orange, NJ
$68,639

Average Biological Scientist Salary By Industry

Biological Scientist salaries can vary depending on the industry. By looking at our data, we can see that Professional companies, Pharmaceutical companies, and Manufacturing companies pay their Biological Scientists well. Salaries for Biological Scientists in Professional companies average $83,093 annually, while Pharmaceutical companies and Manufacturing companies pay $80,957 and $79,134, respectively. The types of companies that pay Biological Scientists the least are in the Hospitality industry, where the average annual salary is $60,326.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Professional
$83,093
2
Pharmaceutical
$80,957
3
Manufacturing
$79,134
4
Technology
$74,787
5
Health Care
$68,325

RECENTLY ADDED Biological Scientist SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Forest Service
Biological Scientist
10/30/2019
$88,704
State of Florida
Biological Scientist
10/26/2019
$28,020
University of Florida
Biological Scientist
10/25/2019
$36,000
University of South Florida
Biological Scientist
10/25/2019
$33,392
Insync Staffing
Biological Scientist
10/24/2019
$90,847
University of South Florida
Biological Scientist
09/26/2019
$32,000
Randstad
Biological Scientist
09/26/2019
$73,045
Forest Service
Biological Scientist
09/25/2019
$88,704
State of Florida
Biological Scientist
09/25/2019
$27,926
University of Florida
Biological Scientist
09/24/2019
$52,000
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