Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

19-1099 Life Scientists, All Other

All life scientists not listed separately.


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)
9,400 3.8 % $38.11 $79,270 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.77 $25.36 $33.22 $46.40 $62.08
Annual Wage (2) $43,210 $52,750 $69,100 $96,510 $129,120


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)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,470 0.12 (8) (8)
State Government (OES Designation) 1,280 0.06 $29.27 $60,880
Scientific Research and Development Services 1,210 0.19 $42.91 $89,250
Employment Services 950 0.03 (8) (8)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 370 0.02 $53.26 $110,790

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 1,210 0.19 $42.91 $89,250
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,470 0.12 (8) (8)
State Government (OES Designation) 1,280 0.06 $29.27 $60,880
Other Food Manufacturing 100 0.05 $50.14 $104,290
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 110 0.04 $47.93 $99,700

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 370 0.02 $53.26 $110,790
Other Food Manufacturing 100 0.05 $50.14 $104,290
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 230 0.02 $49.73 $103,450
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 50 0.01 $48.59 $101,060
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 110 0.04 $47.93 $99,700


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 1,700 0.11 1.61 $44.71 $92,990
North Carolina 960 0.24 3.42 $37.51 $78,010
Massachusetts 800 0.24 3.46 $39.30 $81,740
Minnesota 740 0.27 3.91 $32.65 $67,910
Maryland 460 0.18 2.60 $46.38 $96,460



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)
Alaska 160 0.50 7.13 $29.87 $62,120
North Dakota 140 0.32 4.67 $24.11 $50,160
Minnesota 740 0.27 3.91 $32.65 $67,910
North Carolina 960 0.24 3.42 $37.51 $78,010
Massachusetts 800 0.24 3.46 $39.30 $81,740



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 40 0.01 0.20 $49.80 $103,580
Maryland 460 0.18 2.60 $46.38 $96,460
California 1,700 0.11 1.61 $44.71 $92,990
Texas 350 0.03 0.45 $44.70 $92,970
New Jersey 340 0.09 1.24 $44.11 $91,740




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)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 780 2.73 39.24 $35.92 $74,720
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 640 0.36 5.13 $42.03 $87,420
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 410 0.22 3.23 $33.58 $69,850
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 270 0.20 2.94 $44.22 $91,980
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 240 0.24 3.50 $51.31 $106,730
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 200 0.35 5.10 $49.25 $102,440
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 200 0.23 3.31 $34.04 $70,810
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 190 0.19 2.75 $38.65 $80,390
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 160 0.04 0.61 $38.80 $80,700
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.04 0.55 $47.35 $98,490



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 780 2.73 39.24 $35.92 $74,720
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 640 0.36 5.13 $42.03 $87,420
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 200 0.35 5.10 $49.25 $102,440
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 40 0.26 3.78 (8) (8)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 240 0.24 3.50 $51.31 $106,730
Richmond, VA 150 0.24 3.43 $29.69 $61,760
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 200 0.23 3.31 $34.04 $70,810
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 410 0.22 3.23 $33.58 $69,850
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 270 0.20 2.94 $44.22 $91,980
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 190 0.19 2.75 $38.65 $80,390



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)
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC (8) (8) (8) $53.98 $112,290
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 240 0.24 3.50 $51.31 $106,730
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 200 0.35 5.10 $49.25 $102,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.04 0.55 $47.35 $98,490
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 90 0.02 0.25 $47.30 $98,380
Norwich-New London, CT-RI (8) (8) (8) $46.97 $97,700
Honolulu, HI 70 0.15 2.17 $46.21 $96,110
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 60 0.08 1.15 $45.76 $95,170
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.06 0.83 $45.07 $93,750
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $45.01 $93,630

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)
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 30 0.69 9.86 $30.71 $63,880

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)
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 30 0.69 9.86 $30.71 $63,880

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)
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 30 0.69 9.86 $30.71 $63,880
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.56 $57,320


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.

(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