About Salary Survey

Each year until 2017, The Scientist collected data via a Web-based survey on salaries throughout the life sciences. We compare incomes in different sectors, in various disciplines, and at different points in one’s career. In 2013, we opened up our survey to our international readership, inviting researchers from around the world to contribute their data. Results from The Scientist’s recent surveys are below.

Recent Features

2017 Life Science Salary Survey
Aggie Mika | Nov 1, 2017 | 7 min read
Industry professionals make more than academic researchers, but for professors, it may not be about the money.
2016 Life Sciences Salary Survey
Karen Zusi | Nov 1, 2016 | 10+ min read
Most researchers feel stimulated by their work but are dissatisfied with their compensation, according to this year’s results.
2015 Life Sciences Salary Survey
Amanda B. Keener and Karen Zusi | Nov 1, 2015 | 8 min read
This year’s survey highlights dramatic regional, sector, and gender variations.