Highest Paying Science Jobs

Put your brain to work in a career in science and make a killing while you're at it. These are the highest paying jobs in science.

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Put your brain to work in a career in science and make a killing while you're at it. These are the highest paying jobs in science.

1. Natural Sciences Manager

Natural Sciences Manager

Natural Sciences Manager

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$140k
Growth
+9.9%
Satisfaction
3.1 / 5

Natural sciences managers work closely with a team of scientists or research professionals to meet deadlines in the industries of product development and scientific research.

2. Particle Physicist

Particle Physicist

Particle Physicist

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N/A
Satisfaction
3.8 / 5

Particle physics is a branch of physics dealing with subatomic (smaller than an atom) elements of matter and radiation as well as subatomic particles.

3. Physicist

Physicist

Physicist

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$109k
Growth
+14.5%
Satisfaction
3.6 / 5

A physicist is someone who explores and identifies the basic principles that govern the structure and behaviour of matter, the interaction between energy and matter, and the generation and transfer of energy.

4. Astronomer

Astronomer

Astronomer

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$111k
Growth
+10%
Satisfaction
4.0 / 5

The study of astronomy is the oldest of the natural sciences.

5. Geologist

Geologist

Geologist

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$58k
Growth
+14.1%
Satisfaction
3.3 / 5

Geology is a study that encompasses all the materials that make up the earth, the forces that act upon the earth, as well as the biology of ancestral inhabitants based on fossil records.

6. Mathematician

Mathematician

Mathematician

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$78k
Growth
+29.0%
Satisfaction
3.6 / 5

7. Economist

Economist

Economist

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Avg Wage
$80k
Growth
+6.1%
Satisfaction
3.1 / 5

An economist is someone who studies the production and distribution of resources, goods, and services.

8. Political Scientist

Political Scientist

Political Scientist

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Avg Wage
$91k
Growth
+2.7%
Satisfaction
3.4 / 5

Political scientists are part researcher, part analyst, and part forecaster.

9. Nanotechnology Engineer

Nanotechnology Engineer

Nanotechnology Engineer

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Avg Wage
$99k
Growth
+6.4%
Satisfaction
3.9 / 5

A nanotechnology engineer is someone who works around the smallest, most amazing fragments of science.