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Medical Scientist Salary, Earnings and Wage Information

  Pay Period Low Median High
  Hourly $17.06 $29.66 $56.50
  Annual $35,500 $61,700 $117,500
  • “High” indicates 90% of workers earn less and 10% earn more.
  • “Median” indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
  • “Low” indicates 10% of workers earn less and 90% earn more.
  • “N/A” indicates the data is not available.

Notes: The yearly wage data presented above represents U.S. workers who are employed full-time with year-round schedules.

Occupation 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.