Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

15-2091 Mathematical Technicians

Apply standardized mathematical formulas, principles, and methodology to technological problems in engineering and physical sciences in relation to specific industrial and research objectives, processes, equipment, and products.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
960 7.8 % $23.64 $49,170 3.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.46 $16.09 $21.58 $28.15 $36.68
Annual Wage (2) $27,990 $33,470 $44,880 $58,540 $76,280


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 280 0.01 $17.50 $36,400
Insurance Carriers 180 0.02 $29.31 $60,960
Scientific Research and Development Services 120 0.02 $29.86 $62,100
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 120 0.00 $23.80 $49,500
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 70 0.00 $16.36 $34,030

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 120 0.02 $29.86 $62,100
Insurance Carriers 180 0.02 $29.31 $60,960
State Government (OES Designation) 280 0.01 $17.50 $36,400
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 120 0.00 $23.80 $49,500
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 70 0.00 $16.36 $34,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 120 0.02 $29.86 $62,100
Insurance Carriers 180 0.02 $29.31 $60,960
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 120 (7) $23.80 $49,500
Local Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $20.27 $42,170
State Government (OES Designation) 280 0.01 $17.50 $36,400


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 120 0.02 2.11 $15.99 $33,260
New York 90 0.01 1.32 $17.80 $37,030
California 80 0.01 0.66 $34.20 $71,140
Minnesota 70 0.03 3.70 $29.02 $60,360
Oregon 60 0.04 5.15 $25.35 $52,720




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 30 0.06 7.53 $31.95 $66,460
Oregon 60 0.04 5.15 $25.35 $52,720
Minnesota 70 0.03 3.70 $29.02 $60,360
New Jersey 60 0.02 2.11 $31.18 $64,850
Maryland 40 0.02 2.11 $33.44 $69,550




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 80 0.01 0.66 $34.20 $71,140
Maryland 40 0.02 2.11 $33.44 $69,550
Maine 30 0.06 7.53 $31.95 $66,460
New Jersey 60 0.02 2.11 $31.18 $64,850
Minnesota 70 0.03 3.70 $29.02 $60,360

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 70 0.04 5.41 $28.93 $60,160




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 70 0.04 5.41 $28.93 $60,160




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 70 0.04 5.41 $28.93 $60,160


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011