Salary for Bioinformatics Scientists

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Bioinformatics Scientists are generally graduate-educated research scientists whose work involves the development of computer and technology-aided solutions to problems in biochemistry and biological research. Primary focus areas may include genomics and proteomics. These professionals may be required to create, maintain and utilize databases of complex biodata, and utilize exsiting publicly available databases containing similar information.

A Bioinformatics Scientist can get salaries in a range of $49,060 and $137,030 based on tenure and industry expertise. usually receive a pay level of eigthy-nine thousand nine hundred and ten dollars yearly.

have the highest average potential salary in District of Columbia, which has average job salaries of about $130,350. People working these jobs are paid at the highest average level in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they can receive an average job salary of $99,330.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 58.24 percent nationwide in that time.


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

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Health Care and Social Assistance
Public Administration
Wholesale Trade

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Wholesale Trade