Employment and wages by science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) occupational groups and detailed occupations, May 2013

Employment and wages by science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) occupational groups and detailed occupations, May 2013
Types of occupations Science, engineering, mathematics, and information technology domain Science- and engineering- related domain
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Life and physical science, engineering, mathematics, and information technology occupations Social science occupations Architecture occupations Health occupations
Occupation code 1.A Annual mean wage Employment Occupation code 2.A Annual mean wage Employment Occupation code 3.A Annual mean wage Employment Occupation code 4.A Annual mean wage Employment

A. Research, development, design, or practitioner occupations

Total Average annual wage for 1.A $89,540 4,777,850 Total Average annual wage for 2.A $74,900 234,590 Total Average annual wage for 3.A $77,850 100,540 Total Average annual wage for 4.A $93,320 4,761,130
15-1111 Computer and Information Research Scientists 109,260 24,380 19-3011 Economists 101,450 17,230 17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 79,650 84,210 29-1011 Chiropractors 78,410 28,850
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts 85,320 507,100 19-3022 Survey Researchers 53,210 17,370 17-1012 Landscape Architects 68,570 16,330 29-1021 Dentists, General 164,570 96,000
15-1122 Information Security Analysts 91,210 78,020 19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 72,710 104,480 -- -- -- -- 29-1022 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 218,960 5,280
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 96,260 643,830 19-3032 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 87,960 1,040 -- -- -- -- 29-1023 Orthodontists 196,270 5,570
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software 104,480 373,510 19-3039 Psychologists, All Other 88,400 10,870 -- -- -- -- 29-1024 Prosthodontists 128,310 290
15-1134 Web Developers 67,540 112,820 19-3041 Sociologists 78,120 2,690 -- -- -- -- 29-1029 Dentists, All Other Specialists 170,340 5,160
15-1141 Database Administrators 80,740 114,910 19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 67,920 35,940 -- -- -- -- 29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 56,300 59,530
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 77,910 362,310 19-3091 Anthropologists and Archeologists 61,420 6,560 -- -- -- -- 29-1041 Optometrists 111,640 32,040
15-1143 Computer Network Architects 97,700 141,270 19-3092 Geographers 75,070 1,480 -- -- -- -- 29-1051 Pharmacists 116,500 287,420
15-1199 Computer Occupations, All Other 83,240 196,280 19-3094 Political Scientists 100,900 5,570 -- -- -- -- 29-1061 Anesthesiologists 235,070 30,200
15-2011 Actuaries 107,740 20,080 19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 80,450 31,360 -- -- -- -- 29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 183,940 120,860
15-2021 Mathematicians 103,310 3,030 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-1063 Internists, General 188,440 46,410
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 81,660 72,680 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists 212,570 21,730
15-2041 Statisticians 83,310 24,950 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-1065 Pediatricians, General 170,530 30,890
15-2099 Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other 69,000 1,240 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-1066 Psychiatrists 182,660 25,040
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 105,450 71,500 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-1067 Surgeons 233,150 41,030
17-2021 Agricultural Engineers 78,880 2,590 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 187,200 307,220
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers 93,960 19,890 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-1071 Physician Assistants 94,350 88,110
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 104,340 33,300 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-1081 Podiatrists 135,070 8,850
17-2051 Civil Engineers 85,640 262,170 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-1122 Occupational Therapists 77,890 108,410
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 106,930 77,670 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-1123 Physical Therapists 82,180 195,670
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 93,380 168,100 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-1124 Radiation Therapists 81,740 16,950
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 97,870 135,350 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-1125 Recreational Therapists 45,520 18,640
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 85,520 53,020 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 57,880 118,640
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 81,320 23,850 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 73,970 125,050
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 83,390 230,580 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-1128 Exercise Physiologists 48,790 6,010
17-2121 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects 94,040 6,640 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-1129 Therapists, All Other 58,610 11,280
17-2131 Materials Engineers 89,930 24,190 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-1131 Veterinarians 96,140 59,230
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 85,930 258,630 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-1141 Registered Nurses 68,910 2,661,890
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 96,950 7,990 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-1151 Nurse Anesthetists 157,690 35,430
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers 106,860 16,400 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-1161 Nurse Midwives 92,230 5,460
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 149,180 34,910 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-1171 Nurse Practitioners 95,070 113,370
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 94,310 120,810 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-1181 Audiologists 74,360 11,550
19-1011 Animal Scientists 72,930 2,320 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 86,720 33,070
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists 65,340 15,010 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 62,830 13,160 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 91,640 29,110 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
19-1022 Microbiologists 75,230 19,880 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 62,610 18,530 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 75,160 33,100 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 63,330 18,590 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
19-1032 Foresters 59,000 9,220 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
19-1041 Epidemiologists 73,040 5,350 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 90,230 104,280 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
19-1099 Life Scientists, All Other 76,900 8,550 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
19-2011 Astronomers 110,440 1,750 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
19-2012 Physicists 117,040 17,340 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
19-2021 Atmospheric and Space Scientists 88,140 10,800 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
19-2031 Chemists 77,740 87,560 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
19-2032 Materials Scientists 91,160 7,400 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 70,770 87,380 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 108,420 34,690 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
19-2043 Hydrologists 79,260 6,540 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other 94,950 23,290 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

B. Technologist and technician occupations

Occupation code 1.B Annual mean wage Employment Occupation code 2.B Annual mean wage Employment Occupation code 3.B Annual mean wage Employment Occupation code 4.B Annual mean wage Employment
Total Average annual wage for 1.B 56,830 2,107,070 Total Average annual wage for 2.B 45,280 81,930 Total Average annual wage for 3.B 51,250 28,400 Total Average annual wage for 4.B 45,200 2,994,670
15-1131 Computer Programmers 80,930 312,340 19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants 41,430 26,830 -- -- -- -- 29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 59,460 162,630
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists 50,450 541,250 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 40,240 157,080
15-1152 Computer Network Support Specialists 64,160 165,100 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-2021 Dental Hygienists 71,530 192,330
15-2091 Mathematical Technicians 60,260 1,080 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 53,990 51,010
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 62,540 11,290 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 67,170 58,250
17-1022 Surveyors 59,570 41,360 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 71,970 20,020
17-3011* Architectural and Civil Drafters 51,250 60,460 -- -- -- -- 17-3011* Architectural and Civil Drafters 51,250 28,400 29-2034 Radiologic Technologists 56,760 194,000
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 60,350 29,600 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-2035 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists 65,960 32,000
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 54,510 63,180 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 34,870 237,660
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 50,930 14,820 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 28,580 26,420
17-3021 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 62,540 10,540 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 30,840 362,690
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 49,380 69,830 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians 33,470 66,760
17-3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 58,770 141,150 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 47,850 12,070
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 54,160 15,540 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-2055 Surgical Technologists 44,420 97,930
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 49,180 18,020 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 31,760 87,870
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 54,170 68,520 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-2057 Ophthalmic Medical Technicians 36,280 33,740
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 54,280 46,090 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 42,910 705,200
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 61,940 65,960 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 37,710 180,760
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 43,540 47,950 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 35,710 68,390
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 37,010 19,390 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-2091 Orthotists and Prosthetists 70,740 8,330
19-4021 Biological Technicians 43,710 71,590 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-2092 Hearing Aid Specialists 47,900 5,170
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 46,590 63,880 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 44,960 88,990
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 58,780 15,190 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 69,050 62,830
19-4051 Nuclear Technicians 73,450 6,930 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 50,390 13,660
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 45,470 34,510 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-9091 Athletic Trainers 44,720 22,340
19-4092 Forensic Science Technicians 57,340 13,430 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-9092 Genetic Counselors 62,800 1,980
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 37,720 29,740 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29-9099 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other 55,210 44,560
19-4099* Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 47,150 128,330 19-4099* Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 47,150 55,100 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

C. Postsecondary teaching occupations

Occupation code 1.C Annual mean wage Employment Occupation code 2.C Annual mean wage Employment Occupation code 3.C Annual mean wage Employment Occupation code 4.C Annual mean wage Employment
Total Average annual wage for 1.C 85,560 237,750 Total Average annual wage for 2.C 80,500 119,940 Total Average annual wage for 3.C 80,180 7,340 Total Average annual wage for 4.C 96,760 220,120
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 80,990 35,770 25-1061 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary 83,190 5,920 25-1031 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary 80,180 7,340 25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 105,880 163,850
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 74,210 53,970 25-1062 Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 77,550 9,700 -- -- -- -- 25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 70,200 56,270
25-1032 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 102,880 34,870 25-1063 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 100,490 13,600 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
25-1041 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 86,710 10,120 25-1064 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary 73,980 4,400 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 87,080 50,230 25-1065 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 84,110 17,660 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
25-1043 Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary 82,620 2,140 25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 76,060 40,380 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
25-1051 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 90,830 10,690 25-1067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 74,470 17,200 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 83,330 20,820 25-1069 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other 79,490 11,080 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
25-1053 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary 87,450 5,130 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
25-1054 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary 90,570 14,010 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

D. Managerial occupations

Occupation code 1.D Annual Mean Wage Employment Occupation code 2.D Annual mean wage Employment Occupation code 3.D Annual mean wage Employment Occupation code 4.D Annual mean wage Employment
Total Average annual wage for 1.D 133,810 534,040 -- -- -- -- Total Average annual wage for 3.D 136,540 20,370 Total Average annual wage for 4.D 101,340 300,180
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 132,570 319,080 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 101,340 300,180
11-9041* Architectural and Engineering Managers 136,540 163,060 -- -- -- -- 11-9041* Architectural and Engineering Managers 136,540 20,370 -- -- -- --
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 132,850 51,900 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

E. Sales occupations

Occupation code 1.E Annual mean wage Employment Occupation code 2.E Annual mean wage Employment Occupation code 3.E Annual mean wage Employment Occupation code 4.E Annual mean wage Employment
Total Average annual wage for 1.E 88,150 418,560 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 85,610 352,830 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
41-9031 Sales Engineers 101,790 65,730 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Totals for 1,2,3, and 4

Total Average annual wage and employment for group 1 83,750 8,075,270 Total Average annual wage and employment for group 2 70,880 436,460 Total Average annual wage and employment for group 3 80,770 156,650 Total Average annual wage and employment for group 4 76,290 8,276,100

Note: Occupations shown in the column headings are derived from the Standard Occpational Classification (SOC) system.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program.

 

Last Modified Date: April 30, 2014