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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SALARY TREND

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.

INDUSTRIES

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

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$99,330
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$96,920
Manufacturing
$93,150
Health Care and Social Assistance
$87,260
Public Administration
$87,010
Wholesale Trade
$82,520

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
$71,140
Information
$72,440
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$74,630
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$80,360
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$80,590
Wholesale Trade
$82,520