Career and Job Search Guide

Medical Scientists (Except Epidemiologists) Salary and Wage Information

  Percentile 10% (Low) 50% (Median) 90% (High)
  Hourly Wage $17.06 $29.66 $56.50
  Annual Wage $35,500 $61,700 $117,500
  • "10% (Low)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "50% (Median)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "90% (High)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data is not available
* The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S. based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

 Career Description
Medical Scientists conduct research dealing with human diseases or improvement of human health. They engage in clinical studies or other research. Medical scientists are also physicians, dentists, public health specialists, pharmacologists, and medical pathologists. This group does not include practitioners that only provide medical or dental care or dispense drugs.