Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
51,900 2.1 % $63.87 $132,850 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $31.53 $43.01 $56.17 $77.15 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $65,580 $89,460 $116,840 $160,470 (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 14,430 2.28 $79.14 $164,620
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 10,010 0.50 $54.09 $112,510
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 5,060 1.82 $64.99 $135,180
State Government (OES Designation) 3,300 0.15 $36.55 $76,030
Management of Companies and Enterprises 3,100 0.15 $74.88 $155,740

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 14,430 2.28 $79.14 $164,620
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 5,060 1.82 $64.99 $135,180
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 10,010 0.50 $54.09 $112,510
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 670 0.36 $87.89 $182,800
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing 80 0.23 $59.73 $124,250

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 $95.01 $197,630
Insurance Carriers 110 0.01 $88.34 $183,740
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 670 0.36 $87.89 $182,800
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 30 0.01 $86.03 $178,930
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 310 0.10 $81.70 $169,930


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 9,120 0.62 1.58 $79.01 $164,340
New Jersey 3,140 0.82 2.10 $83.72 $174,130
Massachusetts 2,540 0.78 1.99 $85.02 $176,840
Maryland 2,430 0.96 2.45 $61.64 $128,210
Indiana 2,090 0.73 1.87 $32.07 $66,700




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)
Delaware 650 1.58 4.03 $91.06 $189,410
District of Columbia 890 1.34 3.41 $59.42 $123,590
Alaska 430 1.33 3.41 $48.39 $100,660
Idaho 600 0.97 2.48 $44.03 $91,590
Maryland 2,430 0.96 2.45 $61.64 $128,210




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 650 1.58 4.03 $91.06 $189,410
Massachusetts 2,540 0.78 1.99 $85.02 $176,840
New Jersey 3,140 0.82 2.10 $83.72 $174,130
Pennsylvania (8) (8) (8) $80.21 $166,840
California 9,120 0.62 1.58 $79.01 $164,340





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,400 1.01 2.59 $64.63 $134,430
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,130 1.22 3.11 $86.78 $180,510
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,800 1.73 4.41 $93.23 $193,930
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,510 1.17 3.00 $85.80 $178,460
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,370 0.26 0.67 $70.83 $147,330
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,360 0.74 1.89 $88.38 $183,830
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 1,260 2.24 5.72 $64.51 $134,190
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,070 1.09 2.78 $83.87 $174,450
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 1,060 3.82 9.75 $73.17 $152,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 990 0.25 0.63 $79.60 $165,560




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 1,060 3.82 9.75 $73.17 $152,190
Corvallis, OR 100 3.17 8.09 $56.66 $117,840
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 1,260 2.24 5.72 $64.51 $134,190
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 210 2.12 5.41 $65.91 $137,100
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 640 1.98 5.05 $92.24 $191,850
Boulder, CO 320 1.97 5.02 $71.47 $148,650
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 420 1.94 4.95 $73.42 $152,720
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,800 1.73 4.41 $93.23 $193,930
Fairbanks, AK 60 1.61 4.11 $48.16 $100,160
Missoula, MT 80 1.46 3.74 $46.43 $96,570




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)
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 110 0.71 1.80 $96.82 $201,390
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,800 1.73 4.41 $93.23 $193,930
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 640 1.98 5.05 $92.24 $191,850
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 800 0.86 2.19 $90.36 $187,950
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 70 0.41 1.04 $89.61 $186,400
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 970 1.01 2.58 $89.44 $186,030
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,360 0.74 1.89 $88.38 $183,830
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,130 1.22 3.11 $86.78 $180,510
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,510 1.17 3.00 $85.80 $178,460
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,070 1.09 2.78 $83.87 $174,450

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 1.07 2.75 $44.85 $93,300
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 80 0.42 1.06 $39.16 $81,440
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 70 2.11 5.40 $48.37 $100,600
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 70 1.21 3.10 $45.67 $94,990
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.26 0.65 $30.73 $63,930

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 2.11 5.40 $48.37 $100,600
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 70 1.21 3.10 $45.67 $94,990
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 60 1.11 2.85 $41.57 $86,470
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 130 1.07 2.75 $44.85 $93,300
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.88 2.25 $39.99 $83,190

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)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.56 1.43 $58.97 $122,660
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 0.84 $52.84 $109,900
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 0.42 $52.73 $109,670
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 0.89 $51.15 $106,390
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 0.95 $49.77 $103,530


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014