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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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: Top

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)
41,680 2.5 % $ 43.22 $ 89,910 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Biological Scientists, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 23.59 $ 31.12 $ 41.00 $ 50.55 $ 65.88
Annual Wage (2) $ 49,060 $ 64,720 $ 85,290 $ 105,140 $ 137,030


Industry profile for Biological Scientists, All Other: Top

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) 16,690 0.80 $ 42.77 $ 88,950
Scientific Research and Development Services 11,520 1.53 $ 48.58 $ 101,050
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,150 0.14 $ 34.20 $ 71,140
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,300 0.15 $ 43.95 $ 91,410
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 950 0.32 $ 43.27 $ 90,010

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 11,520 1.53 $ 48.58 $ 101,050
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 16,690 0.80 $ 42.77 $ 88,950
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 910 0.33 $ 39.81 $ 82,800
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 950 0.32 $ 43.27 $ 90,010
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,300 0.15 $ 43.95 $ 91,410

Top paying industries for Biological Scientists, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (8) (8) $ 54.34 $ 113,020
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 120 0.03 $ 53.35 $ 110,980
Outpatient Care Centers 190 0.02 $ 51.93 $ 108,020
Scientific Research and Development Services 11,520 1.53 $ 48.58 $ 101,050
Management of Companies and Enterprises 400 0.02 $ 46.59 $ 96,920


Geographic profile for Biological Scientists, All Other: Top

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.





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 11,790 0.72 2.39 $ 48.58 $ 101,040
Maryland 4,360 1.73 5.77 $ 52.14 $ 108,460
Massachusetts 2,470 0.74 2.46 $ 45.72 $ 95,100
Texas 1,940 0.16 0.53 $ 40.74 $ 84,740
Florida 1,730 0.20 0.68 $ 34.26 $ 71,260




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 4,360 1.73 5.77 $ 52.14 $ 108,460
Alaska 360 1.20 4.01 $ 41.38 $ 86,070
Montana 440 0.97 3.25 $ 33.12 $ 68,880
District of Columbia 540 0.78 2.60 $ 62.67 $ 130,350
Massachusetts 2,470 0.74 2.46 $ 45.72 $ 95,100




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 540 0.78 2.60 $ 62.67 $ 130,350
Maryland 4,360 1.73 5.77 $ 52.14 $ 108,460
California 11,790 0.72 2.39 $ 48.58 $ 101,040
Connecticut 390 0.25 0.84 $ 47.40 $ 98,580
Delaware 30 0.08 0.25 $ 45.88 $ 95,430





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 4,570 1.51 5.05 $ 53.81 $ 111,910
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,330 1.43 4.77 $ 51.61 $ 107,350
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,720 1.95 6.49 $ 47.18 $ 98,140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,510 0.43 1.44 $ 48.85 $ 101,610
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,170 0.83 2.79 $ 46.08 $ 95,840
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,020 0.93 3.10 $ 58.89 $ 122,480
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 820 0.09 0.31 $ 43.44 $ 90,340
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 790 0.40 1.34 $ 43.56 $ 90,610
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 760 0.78 2.61 $ 40.94 $ 85,150
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 660 0.52 1.72 $ 50.47 $ 104,970




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)
Corvallis, OR 130 3.83 12.78 $ 30.56 $ 63,560
Gainesville, FL 320 2.37 7.91 $ 28.01 $ 58,260
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,720 1.95 6.49 $ 47.18 $ 98,140
Ames, IA 80 1.91 6.37 $ 39.82 $ 82,820
Missoula, MT 110 1.91 6.36 $ 30.54 $ 63,530
Athens-Clarke County, GA 140 1.69 5.65 $ 32.66 $ 67,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,570 1.51 5.05 $ 53.81 $ 111,910
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,330 1.43 4.77 $ 51.61 $ 107,350
Flagstaff, AZ 70 1.20 4.00 $ 33.51 $ 69,700
Boulder, CO 210 1.13 3.77 $ 38.92 $ 80,950




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)
Salinas, CA 60 0.36 1.19 $ 60.15 $ 125,120
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,020 0.93 3.10 $ 58.89 $ 122,480
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 90 0.97 3.23 $ 58.39 $ 121,440
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,570 1.51 5.05 $ 53.81 $ 111,910
Modesto, CA 30 0.17 0.57 $ 53.68 $ 111,650
Dayton, OH 60 0.16 0.53 $ 52.47 $ 109,130
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,330 1.43 4.77 $ 51.61 $ 107,350
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 660 0.52 1.72 $ 50.47 $ 104,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,510 0.43 1.44 $ 48.85 $ 101,610
Portsmouth, NH-ME (8) (8) (8) $ 47.61 $ 99,030

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 120 1.22 4.06 $ 43.69 $ 90,870
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.58 5.29 $ 35.37 $ 73,570
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.76 2.54 $ 33.74 $ 70,170
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 100 1.06 3.54 $ 34.99 $ 72,780
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 100 1.53 5.09 $ 32.96 $ 68,550

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 1.58 5.29 $ 35.37 $ 73,570
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 100 1.53 5.09 $ 32.96 $ 68,550
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 90 1.27 4.24 $ 46.90 $ 97,550
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 120 1.22 4.06 $ 43.69 $ 90,870
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 1.21 4.02 $ 34.17 $ 71,080

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 0.80 2.66 $ 48.18 $ 100,200
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 90 1.27 4.24 $ 46.90 $ 97,550
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 120 1.22 4.06 $ 43.69 $ 90,870
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.56 1.87 $ 41.92 $ 87,180
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 90 0.98 3.27 $ 39.84 $ 82,870


About May 2020 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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021