Information About Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists

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Training

Medical scientists, except epidemiologists need doctoral degree.

Degrees for Medical scientists, except epidemiologists
Training for Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
Percent
Less than High School 0.2
High School 0.8
Some College 0.7
Associates Degree 0.6
Bachelors Degree 12.6
Masters Degree 24.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 60.6

Employment

Represents about 109,000 people in the United States- 2.5% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 44,000 more medical scientists, except epidemiologists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 66,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, medical scientists, except epidemiologists make $42.13 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Medical scientists, except epidemiologists $20.00 $25.90 $36.60 $50.70 $70.30
Life, physical, and social science occupations $15.00 $20.20 $28.50 $40.50 $54.60
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, medical scientists, except epidemiologists make $87,640 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Medical scientists, except epidemiologists $41,650 $53,930 $76,130 $105,550 $146,280
Life, physical, and social science occupations $31,310 $42,020 $59,330 $84,320 $113,620
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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