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