Salary for Animal Scientists

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.

An Animal Scientist will normally get a pay level somewhere between 64000 to 96000 depending on education and experience. Animal Scientists can get a wage of Eighty Two Thousand Five Hundred dollars each year.

Animal Scientists can get the highest pay in Maryland, where they can get an average salary rate of approximately $105750. People working these jobs are paid the highest in Manufacturing, where they earn average pay levels of $95880.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 53.23 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Animal Scientists tend to make the most in the following industries
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $95,880
Manufacturing $93,730
Public Administration $82,660
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $80,260
Management of Companies and Enterprises $74,720
Educational Services $53,580
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Educational Services $53,580
Management of Companies and Enterprises $74,720
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $80,260
Public Administration $82,660
Manufacturing $93,730
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $95,880
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