Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
45,920 2.2 % $62.17 $129,320 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $32.35 $42.99 $55.78 $74.75 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $67,290 $89,410 $116,020 $155,490 (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 10,960 1.79 $75.30 $156,630
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 9,760 0.48 $54.07 $112,460
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 6,160 2.18 $72.03 $149,820
State Government (OES Designation) 3,550 0.16 $35.69 $74,230
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 2,320 0.18 $54.98 $114,350

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 6,160 2.18 $72.03 $149,820
Scientific Research and Development Services 10,960 1.79 $75.30 $156,630
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 9,760 0.48 $54.07 $112,460
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 460 0.32 $68.09 $141,630
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 520 0.27 $70.47 $146,590

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 60 0.01 $96.42 $200,560
Oil and Gas Extraction 200 0.13 $83.15 $172,950
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 100 0.01 $79.83 $166,040
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 60 0.01 $78.05 $162,340
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,250 0.12 $76.53 $159,180


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 7,610 0.54 1.51 $72.51 $150,810
New Jersey 3,440 0.91 2.53 $82.93 $172,500
Massachusetts 2,340 0.75 2.08 $69.62 $144,800
North Carolina 2,300 0.61 1.69 $67.79 $141,000
Maryland 2,230 0.91 2.51 $62.08 $129,130




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 1.52 4.20 $60.75 $126,360
Alaska 450 1.46 4.04 $41.64 $86,610
New Jersey 3,440 0.91 2.53 $82.93 $172,500
Maryland 2,230 0.91 2.51 $62.08 $129,130
Idaho 510 0.86 2.39 $40.79 $84,840




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 3,440 0.91 2.53 $82.93 $172,500
Pennsylvania 1,650 0.30 0.83 $82.93 $172,480
California 7,610 0.54 1.51 $72.51 $150,810
Massachusetts 2,340 0.75 2.08 $69.62 $144,800
Virginia 1,150 0.33 0.91 $68.72 $142,930

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 2,420 1.06 2.93 $65.23 $135,670
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,600 0.96 2.67 $71.55 $148,820
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,530 1.61 4.45 $91.02 $189,320
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,490 1.21 3.34 $81.05 $168,590
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,440 1.52 4.20 $83.08 $172,810
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,320 0.73 2.03 $90.04 $187,270
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,320 0.27 0.73 $71.62 $148,960
Durham, NC 1,200 4.51 12.48 $74.55 $155,060
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 1,190 2.16 5.98 $63.80 $132,700
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,020 1.06 2.94 $81.13 $168,760




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, NC 1,200 4.51 12.48 $74.55 $155,060
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 1,190 2.16 5.98 $63.80 $132,700
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 290 1.88 5.20 $80.38 $167,190
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 170 1.72 4.77 $69.07 $143,660
New Haven, CT 450 1.70 4.71 $57.20 $118,970
Fairbanks, AK 60 1.67 4.63 $42.38 $88,140
Anchorage, AK 270 1.62 4.48 $41.90 $87,160
Jefferson City, MO 120 1.61 4.45 $30.17 $62,750
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,530 1.61 4.45 $91.02 $189,320
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,440 1.52 4.20 $83.08 $172,810




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)
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,530 1.61 4.45 $91.02 $189,320
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,320 0.73 2.03 $90.04 $187,270
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,440 1.52 4.20 $83.08 $172,810
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,020 1.06 2.94 $81.13 $168,760
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,490 1.21 3.34 $81.05 $168,590
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 290 1.88 5.20 $80.38 $167,190
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 720 0.85 2.34 $79.50 $165,360
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 550 0.22 0.61 $75.91 $157,890
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 120 0.71 1.96 $75.60 $157,260
Durham, NC 1,200 4.51 12.48 $74.55 $155,060

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)
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 110 0.93 2.56 $43.20 $89,860
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 70 2.15 5.96 $41.38 $86,080
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.45 1.26 $35.36 $73,540
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 1.13 3.13 $47.78 $99,390
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 0.95 $39.92 $83,030

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 2.15 5.96 $41.38 $86,080
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 1.13 3.13 $47.78 $99,390
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 110 0.93 2.56 $43.20 $89,860
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 50 0.80 2.21 $38.81 $80,730
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.76 2.11 $42.18 $87,730

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 0.64 $57.36 $119,300
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.11 0.30 $57.06 $118,690
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 0.89 $53.09 $110,420
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.40 1.11 $52.91 $110,060
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 0.67 $51.79 $107,710


About May 2010 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 $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011