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

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 "Computer and Information Systems Managers" (11-3021) and "Architecture and Engineering Managers" (11-9041).


National estimates for Natural Sciences Managers
Industry profile for Natural Sciences Managers
Geographic profile for Natural Sciences Managers

National estimates for Natural Sciences Managers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Natural Sciences Managers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
75,870 4.9 % $ 74.49 $ 154,930 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Natural Sciences Managers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 34.33 $ 48.92 $ 66.32 $ 91.35 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $ 71,400 $ 101,750 $ 137,940 $ 190,000 (5)


Industry profile for Natural Sciences Managers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Natural Sciences Managers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Natural Sciences Managers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Natural Sciences Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 26,800 3.56 $ 90.14 $ 187,500
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 10,200 0.49 $ 61.23 $ 127,370
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 9,650 3.24 $ 73.91 $ 153,730
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 3,990 0.18 $ 42.52 $ 88,440
Management of Companies and Enterprises 3,640 0.15 $ 86.18 $ 179,260

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Natural Sciences Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 26,800 3.56 $ 90.14 $ 187,500
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 9,650 3.24 $ 73.91 $ 153,730
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 10,200 0.49 $ 61.23 $ 127,370
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 1,510 0.40 $ 92.03 $ 191,420
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 660 0.21 $ 76.09 $ 158,260

Top paying industries for Natural Sciences Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services 180 0.13 $ 95.22 $ 198,050
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 1,510 0.40 $ 92.03 $ 191,420
Other Food Manufacturing 190 0.08 $ 90.93 $ 189,130
Scientific Research and Development Services 26,800 3.56 $ 90.14 $ 187,500
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 230 0.01 $ 89.41 $ 185,960


Geographic profile for Natural Sciences Managers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Natural Sciences Managers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Natural Sciences Managers, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Natural Sciences Managers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 4,890 0.89 1.63 $ 70.06 $ 145,730
Massachusetts 3,930 1.17 2.15 $ 95.88 $ 199,430
Maryland 3,810 1.51 2.77 $ 70.76 $ 147,180
Texas 3,560 0.29 0.54 $ 63.24 $ 131,530
North Carolina 3,250 0.76 1.39 $ 79.21 $ 164,760




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Natural Sciences Managers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,240 1.81 3.32 $ 68.54 $ 142,560
Alaska 510 1.73 3.17 $ 54.86 $ 114,110
Maryland 3,810 1.51 2.77 $ 70.76 $ 147,180
Massachusetts 3,930 1.17 2.15 $ 95.88 $ 199,430
Pennsylvania 4,890 0.89 1.63 $ 70.06 $ 145,730




Top paying states for Natural Sciences Managers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $ 97.54 $ 202,870
California (8) (8) (8) $ 97.39 $ 202,570
Massachusetts 3,930 1.17 2.15 $ 95.88 $ 199,430
New York 1,440 0.17 0.30 $ 85.95 $ 178,770
North Carolina 3,250 0.76 1.39 $ 79.21 $ 164,760





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Natural Sciences Managers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 6,410 0.73 1.33 $ 96.18 $ 200,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,930 1.63 2.99 $ 73.02 $ 151,870
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,850 1.43 2.62 $ 77.32 $ 160,830
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,660 1.41 2.58 $ 97.99 $ 203,820
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,340 1.67 3.06 $ 96.61 $ 200,950
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,670 0.29 0.52 $ 86.00 $ 178,880
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,410 0.76 1.39 $ 69.62 $ 144,820
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 1,300 4.20 7.70 $ 87.59 $ 182,190
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,260 0.64 1.18 $ 79.64 $ 165,660
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 980 0.33 0.61 $ 68.02 $ 141,480




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Natural Sciences Managers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 1,300 4.20 7.70 $ 87.59 $ 182,190
Corvallis, OR 70 2.00 3.66 $ 61.76 $ 128,460
Fairbanks, AK 60 1.92 3.52 $ 55.62 $ 115,690
Wilmington, NC 240 1.89 3.47 $ 67.72 $ 140,850
Boulder, CO 310 1.71 3.14 $ 85.49 $ 177,820
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,340 1.67 3.06 $ 96.61 $ 200,950
Anchorage, AK 270 1.64 3.01 $ 57.77 $ 120,170
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,930 1.63 2.99 $ 73.02 $ 151,870
Ames, IA 70 1.58 2.90 $ 58.01 $ 120,660
Missoula, MT 90 1.47 2.69 $ 51.72 $ 107,570




Top paying metropolitan areas for Natural Sciences Managers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 106.47 $ 221,460
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 70 0.28 0.52 $ 102.89 $ 214,020
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 810 0.73 1.34 $ 98.61 $ 205,120
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,660 1.41 2.58 $ 97.99 $ 203,820
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,340 1.67 3.06 $ 96.61 $ 200,950
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 6,410 0.73 1.33 $ 96.18 $ 200,050
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 120 0.42 0.76 $ 88.23 $ 183,520
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 1,300 4.20 7.70 $ 87.59 $ 182,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,670 0.29 0.52 $ 86.00 $ 178,880
Boulder, CO 310 1.71 3.14 $ 85.49 $ 177,820

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Natural Sciences Managers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 180 1.82 3.34 $ 50.29 $ 104,600
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 140 1.06 1.94 $ 49.43 $ 102,820
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 90 1.32 2.42 $ 56.78 $ 118,110
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 0.71 1.30 $ 45.83 $ 95,340
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 0.68 $ 54.96 $ 114,320

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Natural Sciences Managers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 180 1.82 3.34 $ 50.29 $ 104,600
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 90 1.32 2.42 $ 56.78 $ 118,110
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 1.15 2.11 $ 47.59 $ 98,980
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 140 1.06 1.94 $ 49.43 $ 102,820
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.92 1.69 $ 47.12 $ 98,010

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Natural Sciences Managers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 0.90 $ 74.93 $ 155,850
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.26 0.48 $ 64.44 $ 134,040
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 0.51 $ 62.05 $ 129,060
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.25 0.46 $ 58.28 $ 121,230
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 0.47 $ 57.57 $ 119,740


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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $100.00 per hour or $208,000 per year.

(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