Salary for Medical Scientists (not including Epidemiologists)

Also known as:  Cancer Researcher, Clinical Pharmacologist, Clinical Research Scientist, Gerontologist, Histologist, Histopathologist, Immunochemist, Industrial Pharmacist, Medical Health Researcher, Medical Research Scientist

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Medical scientists plan, study, analyze and publish the results of investigations into factors such as chemical exposure, disease, medicine and parasites on the physiological behavior of humans and animals. They may handle toxic materials, and are required to follow strict health and safety regulations. These professionals may regulate the dosage of medicine, and be involved in the creation of new medicines and methods of immunization. A doctoral degree is generally required for this position, although in some cases, Master's or Bachelor's degrees may be acceptable.

A Medical Scientist can get a pay level ranging between 72000 and 108000 based on experience and education levels. Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists will usually earn a salary of Ninety One Thousand Seven Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists obtain the most salary in Vermont, where they can get job pay of close to about $120850. Employees who work in this career have the highest average potential salary in Manufacturing, where they get average job salaries of $105150.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 33.29 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Medical Scientists (not including Epidemiologists) tend to make the most in the following industries
Management of Companies and Enterprises $105,150
Manufacturing $102,100
Public Administration $95,420
Wholesale Trade $95,030
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $93,350
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $84,900
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Educational Services $62,200
Health Care and Social Assistance $83,070
Other Services (except Public Administration) $83,690
Finance and Insurance $84,600
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $84,900
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $93,350
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