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Medical scientists (including neuroscientists) earned median annual salaries of $91,510 in May 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Ten percent earned $50,240 or less, while the top 10 percent received $164,650 or more. Those who were employed by scientific research and development services firms received mean annual earnings of $110,540, while those who worked for federal agencies made $136,970.

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