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Medical Scientist Earnings

The median annual wage of medical scientists was $76,700 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $41,560, and the top 10 percent earned more than $142,800.

Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of medical scientists in May 2010 were as follows:

Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing $95,530
Drugs and druggists' sundries merchant wholesalers 89,730
Scientific research and development services 82,140
General medical and surgical hospitals;
state, local, and private
74,570
Colleges, universities, and professional schools;
state, local, and private
53,470

Most medical scientists work full time.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition

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