June 15, 2022
If you are in the life science industry, you know that salaries have been growing rapidly. To meet growth targets and compete for talent, it’s essential to understand the expectations of current and prospective employees when it comes to salary. That’s why we’ve created the 2022 Life Sciences Salary Guide. This guide is your go-to resource for up-to-date salaries in the life science industry.
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What is the life sciences industry?
The life sciences industry is a broad category that includes companies and organizations involved in the research, development, and commercialization of products and services used in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. This industry also includes companies that provide support services to life science organizations, such as contract research organizations (CROs), clinical research organizations (CROs), and laboratories.
What is the average salary in the life sciences industry?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for employees in the life sciences industry is $95,310. This figure includes salaries for all positions within the life sciences industry, from entry-level jobs to executive-level positions.
What Are the Most In-Demand Science Jobs in 2022?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities in life, physical, and social science occupations are expected to increase by 8% from 2020 to 2030, resulting in 113,800 new positions. Demand for scientific knowledge, particularly in fields like biomedicine, psychology, and environmental protection, is expected to drive job growth over the next decade.
The most in-demand jobs in life sciences are those that require a combination of scientific knowledge and people skills. These roles handle conducting research, developing new treatments and drugs, and communicating findings to the public. They require a deep understanding of biology, chemistry, and physics, as well as the ability to collaborate with others.
The top positions are:
Epidemiologists: Research disease, injury pattern, and causes to reduce the risk of poor health outcomes.
- Job outlook: projected to grow 30 % from 2020 to 2030.
- Average Pay: $78,830.
Medical Scientists: Conduct research and often use clinical trials and other investigative methods with the goal of improving overall human health. They often use clinical trials and other investigative methods to reach their findings.
- Job outlook: projected to grow 17%from 2020 to 2030.
- Average Pay: $95,310.
Laboratory Animal Caretakers: Manage routine animal care and help scientists, veterinarians, and veterinary technologists and technicians with their daily tasks.
- Job outlook: projected to grow 14 % from 2020 to 2030.
- Average Pay: $29,780.
Technical Writers: Prepare instruction manuals, how-to guides, journal articles, and other supporting documents to communicate complex and technical information more easily.
- Job outlook: projected to grow 12 % from 2020 to 2030.
- Average Pay: $78,060.
Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians: Collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue, and other substances.
- Job outlook: projected to grow 11 % from 2020 to 2030.
- Average Pay: $57,800
Chemical Engineer: Apply the principles of chemistry, biology, physics, and math to solve problems that involve the use of drugs, food, and other products.
- Job outlook: projected to grow 9 % from 2020 to 2030.
- Average Pay: $105,550.
Biological Technicians: Help biological and medical scientists conduct laboratory tests and experiments.
- Job outlook: projected to grow 7 % from 2020 to 2030.
- Average Pay: $48,140.
Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers: Combine engineering principles with sciences to design and create equipment, devices, computer systems, and software.
- Job outlook: projected to grow 6 % from 2020 to 2030.
- Average Pay: $97,410.
Chemists and Material Chemists: Study substances at the atomic and molecular levels and analyze the ways in which the substances interact with one another.
- Job outlook: projected to grow 6 % from 2020 to 2030.
- Average Pay: $79,430.
Natural Sciences Managers: Supervise the work of scientists, including chemists, physicists, and biologists.
- Job Outlook: projected to grow 6 % from 2020 to 2030.
- Average Pay: $137,900.
How employers can compete for top talent
Offering competitive salaries is always a good start, but to attract and keep the best talent, employers need to offer more than just a paycheck. In addition to offering competitive salaries, employers should also consider offering:
- Flexible work schedules
- Professional development opportunities
- Health insurance and other benefits
With so many companies competing for talent individual, employers need to offer more than just a paycheck to attract and keep the best talent. By offering competitive salaries and benefits, employers can set themselves apart from the competition and attract the best talent.
The life sciences are a rapidly growing industry with plenty of opportunities for those with the right skills and education. With so much competition for talented candidates in the life sciences, employers need to offer more than just a paycheck to attract and keep the best talent. By offering competitive salaries and benefits, employers can set themselves apart from the competition and attract the best talent.
Work with a scientific staffing agency to get top talent
Astrix is a full-service staffing and recruiting firm with specific expertise in the life science industry. Since 2007, Astrix has been supporting pharmaceutical, medical device, and other science-based clients with staff augmentation resources across the value chain, from drug discovery bench scientists to clinical data management resources and everything in between, including IT and validation personnel.
We have a deep understanding of the staffing needs within the life science industry, and our team can quickly find top talent that can make an immediate impact on our clients’ businesses. Our network of highly skilled professionals spans the globe, and we are dedicated to matching the right person with the right role, every time.
To learn about our staffing services, please contact us.
If you are a life science professional looking for a new opportunity, please contact us today. Our expert recruiters can help you find the perfect position that meets your needs.
Our Life Sciences Salary Guide is your go-to resource for up-to-date salaries of life science professionals. Download the full report.