Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

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. Exclude "Engineering Managers" (11-9041) and "Computer and Information Systems Managers" (11-3021).

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
44,180 1.7 % $61.06 $127,000 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $33.00 $42.53 $55.08 $73.39 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $68,640 $88,460 $114,560 $152,650 (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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Scientific Research and Development Services 11,140 $72.90 $151,630
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 9,080 $53.25 $110,770
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 4,980 $75.44 $156,910
State Government (OES Designation) 3,430 $36.14 $75,170
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 2,560 $53.45 $111,180

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Oil and Gas Extraction 160 $78.75 $163,810
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 60 $78.50 $163,270
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 4,980 $75.44 $156,910
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,210 $73.31 $152,480
Scientific Research and Development Services 11,140 $72.90 $151,630


State profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Alaska 490 $44.40 $92,340 1.583
District of Columbia 920 $60.84 $126,550 1.441
Maryland 2,340 $59.59 $123,940 0.934
New Jersey 3,450 $81.73 $170,000 0.896
Delaware 370 $73.65 $153,190 0.886

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Pennsylvania 1,920 $85.78 $178,420 0.345
New Jersey 3,450 $81.73 $170,000 0.896
Delaware 370 $73.65 $153,190 0.886
California 7,590 $68.31 $142,080 0.522
Virginia 1,030 $65.38 $135,990 0.286


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

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

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Durham, NC 1,350 $67.99 $141,420 4.903
Olympia, WA 300 $42.94 $89,320 3.092
Fairbanks, AK 90 $43.19 $89,830 2.624
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 360 $76.94 $160,040 2.282
Santa Fe, NM 140 $47.50 $98,800 2.275

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,610 $92.50 $192,400 0.878
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,520 $90.68 $188,610 1.562
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,290 $79.93 $166,250 1.312
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,180 $79.05 $164,430 1.198
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,010 $77.82 $161,870 1.139


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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 $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010