Typical Income for Life Scientists

Hourly Income

On average,life scientists make $39.94 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Life scientists $20.15 $25.48 $34.59 $48.11 $64.99
Life, physical, and social science occupations $16.03 $21.67 $30.45 $43.78 $59.27
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, life scientists make $83,080 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Life scientists $41,910 $53,000 $71,950 $100,080 $135,170
Life, physical, and social science occupations $33,350 $45,060 $63,340 $91,060 $123,280
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics