Healthy gains were posted by professionals in government, industry, and academia, according to the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), which sponsored the survey.
The average annual salary for pharmaceutical scientists in industry was $66,300, a 4.9 percent increase over the 1989 level, while pay for these scientists rose by 7.3 percent in academia, to an average of $63,100. Government employees received $57,300 on average, a 5.3 percent gain, the results showed.
By contrast, average starting pay dropped 2.5 percent, to $43,400. And average salaries for new hires in industry remained flat, at $45,100.
The survey tallied responses from 1,705 pharmaceutical scientists who...