Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields. Excludes "Architecture and Engineering Managers" (11-9041) and "Computer and Information Systems Managers" (11-3021).


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)
53,290 2.1 % $65.60 $136,450 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $33.67 $44.34 $57.71 $79.43 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $70,020 $92,230 $120,050 $165,210 (5)


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)
Scientific Research and Development Services 15,930 2.51 $77.89 $162,010
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 9,820 0.50 $54.79 $113,960
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 4,670 1.71 $66.95 $139,250
Management of Companies and Enterprises 3,720 0.17 $82.03 $170,620
State Government (OES Designation) 3,260 0.15 $37.42 $77,830

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 15,930 2.51 $77.89 $162,010
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 4,670 1.71 $66.95 $139,250
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 9,820 0.50 $54.79 $113,960
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 800 0.42 $86.56 $180,050
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 370 0.25 $50.57 $105,190

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 210 0.11 $90.56 $188,350
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 90 0.02 $87.11 $181,190
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 800 0.42 $86.56 $180,050
Management of Companies and Enterprises 3,720 0.17 $82.03 $170,620
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 120 0.01 $81.66 $169,840


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)
California 8,870 0.59 1.49 $78.12 $162,480
New Jersey 4,030 1.04 2.64 $87.83 $182,690
Massachusetts 3,050 0.92 2.32 $85.14 $177,090
Maryland 2,500 0.98 2.47 $63.74 $132,570
North Carolina 2,360 0.58 1.48 $69.15 $143,840



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)
District of Columbia 970 1.43 3.63 $61.64 $128,210
Delaware 560 1.32 3.33 $88.39 $183,840
Alaska 420 1.29 3.28 $49.14 $102,200
New Jersey 4,030 1.04 2.64 $87.83 $182,690
Maryland 2,500 0.98 2.47 $63.74 $132,570



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 560 1.32 3.33 $88.39 $183,840
New Jersey 4,030 1.04 2.64 $87.83 $182,690
Massachusetts 3,050 0.92 2.32 $85.14 $177,090
Pennsylvania (8) (8) (8) $79.27 $164,880
California 8,870 0.59 1.49 $78.12 $162,480




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,530 1.41 3.57 $87.38 $181,740
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,330 0.98 2.48 $66.16 $137,610
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,970 1.81 4.59 $96.53 $200,780
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,590 1.65 4.18 $96.49 $200,700
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,460 0.27 0.69 $70.86 $147,400
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,440 0.77 1.96 $87.42 $181,840
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 1,330 2.34 5.94 $64.51 $134,190
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,300 1.29 3.28 $83.81 $174,320
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 1,270 4.48 11.35 $73.84 $153,580
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,250 0.94 2.40 $83.96 $174,630



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)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 1,270 4.48 11.35 $73.84 $153,580
Corvallis, OR 90 2.82 7.16 $57.90 $120,440
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 1,330 2.34 5.94 $64.51 $134,190
Boulder, CO 340 2.03 5.14 $68.83 $143,170
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,970 1.81 4.59 $96.53 $200,780
Flagstaff, AZ 100 1.81 4.58 $46.67 $97,080
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 390 1.73 4.38 $72.76 $151,340
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,590 1.65 4.18 $96.49 $200,700
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 550 1.63 4.13 $89.89 $186,970
New Haven, CT 420 1.52 3.85 $56.38 $117,270



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)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,970 1.81 4.59 $96.53 $200,780
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,590 1.65 4.18 $96.49 $200,700
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 550 1.63 4.13 $89.89 $186,970
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 360 0.91 2.30 $88.24 $183,530
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,440 0.77 1.96 $87.42 $181,840
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,530 1.41 3.57 $87.38 $181,740
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 180 1.08 2.74 $85.83 $178,520
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 670 0.68 1.74 $84.04 $174,800
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,250 0.94 2.40 $83.96 $174,630
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 300 0.24 0.60 $83.86 $174,440

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 130 1.08 2.75 $45.78 $95,220
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 80 0.42 1.05 $40.78 $84,830
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 80 1.35 3.43 $43.78 $91,060
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 1.13 2.88 $45.74 $95,130
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 70 2.03 5.15 $49.14 $102,220

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 70 2.03 5.15 $49.14 $102,220
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 80 1.35 3.43 $43.78 $91,060
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 1.13 2.88 $45.74 $95,130
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 60 1.11 2.82 $41.96 $87,280
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 130 1.08 2.75 $45.78 $95,220

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 0.40 $54.63 $113,630
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 0.78 $50.69 $105,430
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 0.71 $50.13 $104,260
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 0.84 $49.93 $103,860
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 0.74 $49.54 $103,050


About May 2014 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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $90.00 per hour or $187,199 per year.

(8) Estimate not released.

(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.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015