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Life, Physical, and Social Science - Highest to Lowest Paid Salary (Full List)

 

By the Numbers: The complete list from the Highest to the Lowest paid:

Job Title (# of members) Annual Mean Wage 
   
1.    Physicists (16,680) $121,770
2.    Economists (19,380) $112,860
3.    Political Scientists (6,350) $112,250
4.    Astronomers (1,830) $110,380
5.    Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (30,420) $106,390
6.    Industrial-Organizational Psychologists (1,020) $104,570
7.    Materials Scientists (7,750) $101,570
8.    Physical Scientists, All Other (18,960) $98,460
9.    Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists (108,870) $95,000
10.  Atmospheric and Space Scientists (9,800) $94,840
11.  Psychologists, All Other (13,310) $94,650
12.  Biochemists and Biophysicists (29,200) $94,340
13.  Sociologists (2,870) $86,840
14.  Hydrologists (6,300) $83,740
15.  Life Scientists, All Other (7,890) $83,150
16.  Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other (36,380) $80,860
17.  Chemists (86,660) $80,820
18.  Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists (107,980) $78,690
19.  Biological Scientists, All Other (35,110) $77,830
20.  Nuclear Technicians (6,840) $77,820
21.  Epidemiologists (5,690) $77,720
22.  Microbiologists (21,670) $76,850
23.  Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health (84,250) $75,360
24.  Geographers (1,370) $74,090
25.  Urban and Regional Planners (34,810) $73,060
26.  Animal Scientists (2,470) $72,890
27.  Food Scientists and Technologists (14,200) $71,270
28.  Soil and Plant Scientists (14,690) $69,290
29.  Anthropologists and Archeologists (6,470) $66,440
30.  Conservation Scientists (20,470) $65,130
31.  Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists (17,720) $64,890
32.  Geological and Petroleum Technicians (15,100) $62,240
33.  Historians (2,950) $60,990
34.  Forensic Science Technicians (14,800) $60,690
35.  Foresters (8,420) $60,300
36.  Survey Researchers (11,930) $59,950
37.  Chemical Technicians (65,510) $49,770
38.  Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other (68,540) $49,270
39.  Environmental Science & Protection Techs, Including Health (32,950) $47,930
40.  Social Science Research Assistants (30,030) $46,820
41.  Biological Technicians (74,720) $46,130
42.  Agricultural and Food Science Technicians (20,420) $40,470
43.  Forest and Conservation Technicians (30,090) $38,630

 

 
 
 
 

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