Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other

All biological 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)
32,230 3.7 % $37.46 $77,920 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.42 $27.65 $35.92 $43.23 $55.42
Annual Wage (2) $42,480 $57,510 $74,720 $89,930 $115,260


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,310 0.82 $37.10 $77,170
Scientific Research and Development Services 5,840 0.92 $41.51 $86,340
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,360 0.18 $32.32 $67,220
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 780 0.06 $54.90 $114,180
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 580 0.04 $32.30 $67,180

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 5,840 0.92 $41.51 $86,340
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,310 0.82 $37.10 $77,170
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,360 0.18 $32.32 $67,220
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 490 0.18 $39.59 $82,360
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 400 0.16 $37.33 $77,650

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 780 0.06 $54.90 $114,180
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 80 0.03 $47.77 $99,360
Offices of Physicians 110 (7) $46.62 $96,980
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 70 0.01 $46.53 $96,770
Scientific Research and Development Services 5,840 0.92 $41.51 $86,340


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 7,710 0.51 2.14 $40.34 $83,910
Maryland 3,490 1.36 5.71 $45.53 $94,710
Massachusetts 1,920 0.58 2.43 $42.76 $88,930
Texas 1,570 0.14 0.59 $33.07 $68,780
Florida 1,430 0.19 0.78 $35.53 $73,900



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)
Maryland 3,490 1.36 5.71 $45.53 $94,710
Alaska 350 1.08 4.52 $36.43 $75,770
Montana 420 0.95 3.99 $29.48 $61,310
Wyoming 180 0.65 2.73 $31.19 $64,880
Massachusetts 1,920 0.58 2.43 $42.76 $88,930



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 260 0.39 1.63 $51.04 $106,160
Virginia 550 0.15 0.63 $47.77 $99,360
Maryland 3,490 1.36 5.71 $45.53 $94,710
Massachusetts 1,920 0.58 2.43 $42.76 $88,930
New Hampshire 80 0.13 0.55 $41.06 $85,400




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)
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 2,720 4.80 20.14 $46.86 $97,460
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,450 0.81 3.39 $44.70 $92,980
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,080 0.82 3.43 $35.73 $74,310
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 1,030 1.20 5.04 $36.91 $76,770
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.94 3.94 $42.89 $89,220
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 930 0.91 3.80 $47.69 $99,190
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 830 0.56 2.35 $48.66 $101,220
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 820 0.34 1.44 $49.87 $103,720
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 660 0.44 1.84 $37.22 $77,410
Baltimore-Towson, MD 500 0.38 1.61 $41.95 $87,260



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)
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 2,720 4.80 20.14 $46.86 $97,460
Athens-Clarke County, GA 170 2.19 9.18 $30.51 $63,450
Fairbanks, AK 70 2.02 8.49 $34.00 $70,730
Flagstaff, AZ 90 1.49 6.24 $29.30 $60,950
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 410 1.44 6.02 $40.55 $84,330
Gainesville, FL 160 1.29 5.39 $23.64 $49,180
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 1,030 1.20 5.04 $36.91 $76,770
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.94 3.94 $42.89 $89,220
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 930 0.91 3.80 $47.69 $99,190
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,080 0.82 3.43 $35.73 $74,310



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)
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 50 0.32 1.36 $57.78 $120,180
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 820 0.34 1.44 $49.87 $103,720
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 830 0.56 2.35 $48.66 $101,220
Dayton, OH 40 0.11 0.47 $48.55 $100,980
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 930 0.91 3.80 $47.69 $99,190
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 2,720 4.80 20.14 $46.86 $97,460
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA (8) (8) (8) $45.18 $93,970
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,450 0.81 3.39 $44.70 $92,980
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 210 0.09 0.39 $43.49 $90,450
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.94 3.94 $42.89 $89,220

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)
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 140 2.30 9.63 $28.48 $59,240
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 130 1.22 5.10 $30.25 $62,910
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 120 2.13 8.92 $36.03 $74,950
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 0.98 4.11 $28.48 $59,230
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 110 1.65 6.91 $31.81 $66,170

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 80 2.33 9.79 $38.00 $79,040
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 140 2.30 9.63 $28.48 $59,240
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 120 2.13 8.92 $36.03 $74,950
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 110 2.00 8.38 $29.63 $61,630
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 110 1.65 6.91 $31.81 $66,170

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)
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.70 2.96 $44.08 $91,680
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 90 0.94 3.94 $39.27 $81,680
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 80 2.33 9.79 $38.00 $79,040
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 120 2.13 8.92 $36.03 $74,950
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.72 3.04 $35.21 $73,240


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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