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Salary, Wages, Pay: Medical Scientists




Median annual earnings of medical scientists, except epidemiologists, were $56,980 in 2002. The middle 50 percent earned between $40,180 and $82,720. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $29,980, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $114,640. Median annual earnings in the industries employing the largest numbers of medical scientists in 2002 were:

Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing $72,330
Scientific research and development services 61,470
General medical and surgical hospitals 50,660
Colleges, universities, and professional schools 35,520

Median annual earnings of epidemiologists were $53,840 in 2002. The middle 50 percent earned between $44,900 and $66,510. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $35,910, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $85,930.