|Quick Facts: Natural Sciences Managers|
|2010 Median Pay||
$116,020 per year
$55.78 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Bachelor’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||More than 5 years|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||49,300|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||8% (Slower than average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||3,800|
Natural sciences managers supervise the work of scientists, including chemists, physicists, and biologists. They direct research and development projects and coordinate activities such as testing, quality control, and production.
Natural sciences managers spend most of their time in offices, but they also may spend time in laboratories. Most natural sciences managers work full time.
Natural sciences managers need at least a bachelor’s degree in a natural science or a related field. Most natural sciences managers work as scientists before becoming managers.
The median annual wage of natural sciences managers was $116,020 in May 2010.
Employment of natural sciences managers is projected to grow by 8 percent from 2010 to 2020, slower than the average for all occupations.
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