Salary for Animal Scientists

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Also known as:  Animal Geneticist, Animal Nutritionist, Animal Scientist, Beef Cattle Nutritionist, Dairy Scientist, Poultry Scientist, Swine Genetics Researcher

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Animal scientists use their background in genetics, nutrition, and veterinary science to improve feeding, care, breeding, sanitation and health concerns regarding domesticated farm animals. They may suggest methods for increasing the yield of particular food products such as eggs or milk, and study the effects of different management practices on quality and quantity of production. These scientists may also study the properties of animal feed, in terms of nutrition and potential health effects. Their knowledge of animal husbandry and genetics may be utilized to develop new cross-strains or genetic combinations that possess sought-after characteristics. Due to the level of expertise required in numerous subject areas, the majority of professionals in this field have doctoral degrees.

A Animal Scientist will normally get salaries ranging from $40,720 to $125,250 depending on tenure level. will most likely receive a wage of seventy-four thousand five hundred and fourty dollars per annum.

have the highest pay levels in California, where they can earn compensation, on average, of approximately $115,510. People working these jobs can get the best compensation in Public Administration, where they can earn job pay of $101,450.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 49.61 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Animal Scientists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
$101,450
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$93,490
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$81,260
Wholesale Trade
$79,600
Manufacturing
$79,410
Educational Services
$55,840

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
$55,840
Manufacturing
$79,410
Wholesale Trade
$79,600
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$81,260
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$93,490
Public Administration
$101,450