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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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


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)
60,260 2.0 % $67.16 $139,680 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $31.25 $44.44 $59.55 $79.76 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $65,000 $92,430 $123,860 $165,900 (5)


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)
Scientific Research and Development Services 18,110 2.69 $81.65 $169,830
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 9,980 0.50 $58.52 $121,730
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 4,510 1.53 $73.85 $153,600
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,900 0.18 $39.96 $83,120
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,030 0.10 $43.72 $90,940

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 18,110 2.69 $81.65 $169,830
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 4,510 1.53 $73.85 $153,600
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 9,980 0.50 $58.52 $121,730
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 1,080 0.29 $79.96 $166,310
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 700 0.26 $60.27 $125,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 130 0.10 $88.20 $183,450
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 370 0.09 $86.12 $179,140
Scientific Research and Development Services 18,110 2.69 $81.65 $169,830
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,860 0.12 $81.24 $168,980
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 180 0.03 $80.10 $166,620


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 7,870 0.46 1.11 $81.15 $168,790
Pennsylvania 4,480 0.77 1.84 $71.06 $147,810
Massachusetts 4,040 1.13 2.72 $88.21 $183,490
Maryland 3,370 1.26 3.02 $71.30 $148,310
North Carolina 2,960 0.68 1.62 $73.79 $153,490




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)
District of Columbia 1,200 1.68 4.03 $63.61 $132,310
Alaska 420 1.33 3.19 $50.97 $106,010
Maryland 3,370 1.26 3.02 $71.30 $148,310
Massachusetts 4,040 1.13 2.72 $88.21 $183,490
Utah 1,200 0.83 1.98 $47.99 $99,810




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $88.77 $184,640
Massachusetts 4,040 1.13 2.72 $88.21 $183,490
Connecticut 650 0.39 0.94 $86.16 $179,200
California 7,870 0.46 1.11 $81.15 $168,790
Washington 1,810 0.56 1.33 $73.85 $153,600





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,790 1.53 3.67 $69.71 $144,990
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,830 1.39 3.33 $90.55 $188,350
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,450 1.21 2.91 $82.57 $171,750
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,390 0.99 2.37 $94.59 $196,750
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,680 0.36 0.87 $58.41 $121,500
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 1,350 4.39 10.54 $77.60 $161,410
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,290 0.88 2.12 $84.66 $176,100
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,260 0.64 1.55 $63.19 $131,430
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,050 0.53 1.27 $80.24 $166,900
Trenton, NJ 810 3.49 8.38 $81.35 $169,210




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)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 1,350 4.39 10.54 $77.60 $161,410
Trenton, NJ 810 3.49 8.38 $81.35 $169,210
Corvallis, OR 80 2.14 5.13 $59.06 $122,850
Wilmington, NC 220 1.70 4.09 $76.24 $158,570
Fairbanks, AK 60 1.59 3.81 $52.62 $109,450
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,790 1.53 3.67 $69.71 $144,990
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 210 1.48 3.56 $58.91 $122,520
Missoula, MT 90 1.45 3.47 $49.47 $102,910
Fort Collins, CO 220 1.40 3.37 $63.38 $131,830
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,830 1.39 3.33 $90.55 $188,350