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

15-2021 Mathematicians

Conduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. Solve problems in various fields using mathematical methods.


National estimates for Mathematicians
Industry profile for Mathematicians
Geographic profile for Mathematicians

National estimates for Mathematicians:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Mathematicians:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
1,770 2.8 % $ 54.05 $ 112,430 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Mathematicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 29.69 $ 37.91 $ 51.97 $ 64.80 $ 81.49
Annual Wage (2) $ 61,760 $ 78,850 $ 108,100 $ 134,780 $ 169,500


Industry profile for Mathematicians:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Mathematicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 1,130 0.05 $ 56.02 $ 116,520
Scientific Research and Development Services 200 0.03 $ 69.21 $ 143,960
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 190 0.01 $ 31.22 $ 64,930
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 40 0.00 $ 53.77 $ 111,840
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 40 0.00 (8) (8)

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Mathematicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 1,130 0.05 $ 56.02 $ 116,520
Scientific Research and Development Services 200 0.03 $ 69.21 $ 143,960
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 40 0.01 $ 37.46 $ 77,910
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 190 0.01 $ 31.22 $ 64,930
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 40 0.00 $ 53.77 $ 111,840

Top paying industries for Mathematicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 200 0.03 $ 69.21 $ 143,960
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 1,130 0.05 $ 56.02 $ 116,520
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 40 (7) $ 53.77 $ 111,840
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 40 0.01 $ 37.46 $ 77,910
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 190 0.01 $ 31.22 $ 64,930


Geographic profile for Mathematicians:

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



Map of employment of mathematicians by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Mathematicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 400 0.11 8.41 $ 58.65 $ 122,000
California 270 0.02 1.29 $ 56.28 $ 117,070
Maryland 190 0.08 5.97 $ 57.22 $ 119,010
New York 110 0.01 0.97 $ 59.58 $ 123,920
New Jersey 90 0.02 1.76 $ 59.00 $ 122,720


Map of location quotient of mathematicians by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Mathematicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 400 0.11 8.41 $ 58.65 $ 122,000
Maryland 190 0.08 5.97 $ 57.22 $ 119,010
District of Columbia 50 0.07 5.86 $ 68.78 $ 143,060
Nevada 60 0.04 3.51 $ 37.46 $ 77,910
New Jersey 90 0.02 1.76 $ 59.00 $ 122,720


Map of annual mean wages of mathematicians by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Mathematicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 50 0.07 5.86 $ 68.78 $ 143,060
New York 110 0.01 0.97 $ 59.58 $ 123,920
New Jersey 90 0.02 1.76 $ 59.00 $ 122,720
Virginia 400 0.11 8.41 $ 58.65 $ 122,000
Maryland 190 0.08 5.97 $ 57.22 $ 119,010



Map of employment of mathematicians by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Mathematicians:

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 220 0.07 5.91 $ 65.91 $ 137,090
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 120 0.01 1.09 $ 57.53 $ 119,650
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 60 0.04 3.22 $ 59.30 $ 123,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 40 0.01 0.61 $ 62.30 $ 129,590
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 40 0.04 3.19 $ 37.36 $ 77,720


Map of location quotient of mathematicians by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Mathematicians:

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 220 0.07 5.91 $ 65.91 $ 137,090
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 60 0.04 3.22 $ 59.30 $ 123,350
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 40 0.04 3.19 $ 37.36 $ 77,720
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 120 0.01 1.09 $ 57.53 $ 119,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 40 0.01 0.61 $ 62.30 $ 129,590


Map of annual mean wages of mathematicians by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Mathematicians:

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 220 0.07 5.91 $ 65.91 $ 137,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 40 0.01 0.61 $ 62.30 $ 129,590
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 60 0.04 3.22 $ 59.30 $ 123,350
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 120 0.01 1.09 $ 57.53 $ 119,650
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 40 0.04 3.19 $ 37.36 $ 77,720


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.

(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 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