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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other

All biological scientists not listed separately.


National estimates for Biological Scientists, All Other
Industry profile for Biological Scientists, All Other
Geographic profile for Biological Scientists, All Other

National estimates for Biological Scientists, All Other:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Biological Scientists, All Other:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
47,050 3.0 % $ 43.27 $ 90,010 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Biological Scientists, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 23.20 $ 30.04 $ 39.68 $ 50.10 $ 64.34
Annual Wage (2) $ 48,260 $ 62,490 $ 82,530 $ 104,210 $ 133,830


Industry profile for Biological Scientists, All Other:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Biological Scientists, All Other are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Biological Scientists, All Other, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Biological Scientists, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 17,490 0.83 $ 43.11 $ 89,670
Scientific Research and Development Services 13,540 1.70 $ 48.81 $ 101,530
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 2,930 0.13 $ 24.28 $ 50,510
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,810 0.18 $ 42.25 $ 87,870
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,670 0.09 $ 33.99 $ 70,700

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Biological Scientists, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 13,540 1.70 $ 48.81 $ 101,530
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 17,490 0.83 $ 43.11 $ 89,670
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 1,550 0.49 $ 49.73 $ 103,440
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 1,200 0.41 $ 39.69 $ 82,550
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,810 0.18 $ 42.25 $ 87,870

Top paying industries for Biological Scientists, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 250 0.06 $ 62.45 $ 129,890
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 110 0.01 $ 61.37 $ 127,650
Outpatient Care Centers 150 0.01 $ 60.81 $ 126,480
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.01 $ 57.62 $ 119,840
Management of Companies and Enterprises 230 0.01 $ 50.32 $ 104,660


Geographic profile for Biological Scientists, All Other:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Biological Scientists, All Other are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Biological Scientists, All Other, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of biological scientists, all other by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Biological Scientists, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 14,020 0.85 2.54 $ 47.50 $ 98,800
Maryland 4,760 1.87 5.60 $ 51.85 $ 107,850
Florida 3,460 0.40 1.20 $ 30.13 $ 62,660
New York 1,940 0.22 0.67 $ 50.38 $ 104,780
Pennsylvania 1,730 0.31 0.93 $ 39.91 $ 83,020


Map of location quotient of biological scientists, all other by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Biological Scientists, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 4,760 1.87 5.60 $ 51.85 $ 107,850
Alaska 370 1.26 3.76 $ 42.37 $ 88,120
Montana 450 0.96 2.86 $ 33.39 $ 69,450
California 14,020 0.85 2.54 $ 47.50 $ 98,800
District of Columbia 530 0.80 2.39 $ 59.76 $ 124,290


Map of annual mean wages of biological scientists, all other by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Biological Scientists, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 530 0.80 2.39 $ 59.76 $ 124,290
Maryland 4,760 1.87 5.60 $ 51.85 $ 107,850
Connecticut 290 0.18 0.55 $ 50.82 $ 105,710
New York 1,940 0.22 0.67 $ 50.38 $ 104,780
Massachusetts 1,140 0.34 1.01 $ 49.30 $ 102,540



Map of employment of biological scientists, all other by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Biological Scientists, All Other:

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 4,890 1.67 5.00 $ 53.38 $ 111,020
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 4,550 2.03 6.07 $ 51.73 $ 107,600
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3,610 2.60 7.78 $ 47.68 $ 99,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,910 0.33 1.00 $ 44.80 $ 93,180
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,810 0.21 0.62 $ 50.64 $ 105,330
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,310 0.53 1.60 $ 32.55 $ 67,700
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,170 0.44 1.32 $ 43.05 $ 89,550
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 990 0.92 2.77 $ 55.69 $ 115,840
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 840 0.33 0.97 $ 51.15 $ 106,390
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 790 0.31 0.92 $ 37.73 $ 78,490


Map of location quotient of biological scientists, all other by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Biological Scientists, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tallahassee, FL 660 3.88 11.63 $ 23.18 $ 48,220
Corvallis, OR 120 3.53 10.58 $ 33.51 $ 69,700
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3,610 2.60 7.78 $ 47.68 $ 99,180
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 4,550 2.03 6.07 $ 51.73 $ 107,600
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 530 1.70 5.10 $ 46.21 $ 96,120
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,890 1.67 5.00 $ 53.38 $ 111,020
Missoula, MT 90 1.58 4.73 $ 32.39 $ 67,370
Ames, IA 70 1.46 4.38 $ 38.38 $ 79,830
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 130 1.38 4.14 $ 44.04 $ 91,610
Gainesville, FL 160 1.20 3.60 $ 28.11 $ 58,470


Map of annual mean wages of biological scientists, all other by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Biological Scientists, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $ 61.55 $ 128,020
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 990 0.92 2.77 $ 55.69 $ 115,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,890 1.67 5.00 $ 53.38 $ 111,020
Tucson, AZ 140 0.39 1.17 $ 52.92 $ 110,080
Provo-Orem, UT 70 0.27 0.80 $ 52.67 $ 109,550
Dayton, OH 60 0.17 0.51 $ 52.50 $ 109,200
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 170 0.08 0.24 $ 51.76 $ 107,670
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 4,550 2.03 6.07 $ 51.73 $ 107,600
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 220 0.12 0.36 $ 51.34 $ 106,790
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 840 0.33 0.97 $ 51.15 $ 106,390

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Biological Scientists, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 130 1.31 3.94 $ 43.62 $ 90,720
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.62 4.84 $ 36.73 $ 76,410
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 120 1.18 3.52 $ 36.00 $ 74,870
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.82 2.45 $ 31.62 $ 65,770
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.26 0.79 $ 33.39 $ 69,460

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Biological Scientists, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.62 4.84 $ 36.73 $ 76,410
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 90 1.36 4.08 $ 46.19 $ 96,080
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 130 1.31 3.94 $ 43.62 $ 90,720
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 90 1.30 3.91 $ 33.17 $ 68,990
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 120 1.18 3.52 $ 36.00 $ 74,870

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Biological Scientists, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.79 2.36 $ 50.10 $ 104,210
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 90 1.36 4.08 $ 46.19 $ 96,080
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 130 1.31 3.94 $ 43.62 $ 90,720
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.66 1.96 $ 40.22 $ 83,670
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 50 0.56 1.67 $ 39.26 $ 81,650


About May 2021 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 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.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022