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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

15-2098 Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other

This occupation includes the 2018 SOC occupations 15-2051 Data Scientists and 15-2099 Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other as well as the 2010 SOC occupations 15-2091 Mathematical Technicians and 15-2099 Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other.


National estimates for Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other
Industry profile for Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other
Geographic profile for Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other

National estimates for Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
59,680 2.4 % $ 49.97 $ 103,930 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 25.46 $ 34.51 $ 47.23 $ 62.68 $ 79.44
Annual Wage (2) $ 52,950 $ 71,790 $ 98,230 $ 130,370 $ 165,230


Industry profile for Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 9,100 0.41 $ 53.60 $ 111,490
Management of Companies and Enterprises 7,280 0.30 $ 51.91 $ 107,980
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 6,500 0.43 $ 48.46 $ 100,800
Scientific Research and Development Services 2,960 0.39 $ 52.70 $ 109,610
Insurance Carriers 2,700 0.22 $ 50.32 $ 104,670

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 2,130 0.61 $ 58.37 $ 121,410
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 260 0.52 $ 38.92 $ 80,960
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 6,500 0.43 $ 48.46 $ 100,800
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 9,100 0.41 $ 53.60 $ 111,490
Scientific Research and Development Services 2,960 0.39 $ 52.70 $ 109,610

Top paying industries for Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 69.28 $ 144,090
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 720 0.08 $ 68.99 $ 143,490
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 340 0.02 $ 68.41 $ 142,300
Other Schools and Instruction 30 0.01 $ 66.88 $ 139,120
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 30 0.17 $ 60.86 $ 126,590


Geographic profile for Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 9,510 0.58 1.35 $ 62.05 $ 129,060
Texas 4,310 0.36 0.83 $ 50.08 $ 104,170
New York 3,950 0.45 1.06 $ 59.73 $ 124,240
Illinois 3,290 0.58 1.36 $ 48.33 $ 100,520
Washington 2,610 0.82 1.90 $ 56.88 $ 118,320




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 590 0.86 2.00 $ 51.06 $ 106,210
Washington 2,610 0.82 1.90 $ 56.88 $ 118,320
Maryland 1,890 0.75 1.74 $ 52.39 $ 108,960
Virginia 2,450 0.66 1.54 $ 47.92 $ 99,670
Illinois 3,290 0.58 1.36 $ 48.33 $ 100,520




Top paying states for Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 9,510 0.58 1.35 $ 62.05 $ 129,060
New York 3,950 0.45 1.06 $ 59.73 $ 124,240
Washington 2,610 0.82 1.90 $ 56.88 $ 118,320
North Carolina 2,340 0.55 1.27 $ 56.43 $ 117,370
New Jersey 1,770 0.47 1.09 $ 55.89 $ 116,250





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other:

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 4,730 0.54 1.25 $ 62.14 $ 129,250
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,170 1.36 3.17 $ 71.48 $ 148,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,410 0.80 1.86 $ 51.95 $ 108,060
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,410 0.55 1.29 $ 48.64 $ 101,180
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,330 1.19 2.78 $ 58.22 $ 121,090
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2,190 1.99 4.64 $ 70.39 $ 146,400
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,160 0.60 1.40 $ 49.94 $ 103,860
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,810 0.69 1.60 $ 44.35 $ 92,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,640 0.28 0.66 $ 56.51 $ 117,550
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,350 0.64 1.49 $ 52.40 $ 109,000




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2,190 1.99 4.64 $ 70.39 $ 146,400
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 620 1.75 4.09 $ 47.37 $ 98,530
Athens-Clarke County, GA 130 1.58 3.68 $ 22.83 $ 47,490
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,170 1.36 3.17 $ 71.48 $ 148,680
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 120 1.35 3.15 $ 34.68 $ 72,140
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 410 1.34 3.12 $ 60.47 $ 125,790
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,290 1.34 3.12 $ 40.35 $ 83,930
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 250 1.28 2.99 $ 38.44 $ 79,960
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,330 1.19 2.78 $ 58.22 $ 121,090
Boulder, CO 200 1.09 2.54 $ 55.74 $ 115,940




Top paying metropolitan areas for Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,170 1.36 3.17 $ 71.48 $ 148,680
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2,190 1.99 4.64 $ 70.39 $ 146,400
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,730 0.54 1.25 $ 62.14 $ 129,250
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 410 1.34 3.12 $ 60.47 $ 125,790
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 830 0.68 1.60 $ 60.03 $ 124,850
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,330 1.19 2.78 $ 58.22 $ 121,090
Boise City, ID 30 0.10 0.23 $ 57.99 $ 120,620
Santa Rosa, CA 40 0.18 0.43 $ 57.55 $ 119,710
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 590 0.42 0.99 $ 57.23 $ 119,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,640 0.28 0.66 $ 56.51 $ 117,550

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 90 0.30 0.70 $ 47.79 $ 99,410
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 0.91 2.13 $ 36.39 $ 75,700
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 1.63 3.81 $ 26.69 $ 55,510
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.27 0.63 $ 29.93 $ 62,260
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.67 1.55 $ 25.41 $ 52,850

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 1.63 3.81 $ 26.69 $ 55,510
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 0.91 2.13 $ 36.39 $ 75,700
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.67 1.55 $ 25.41 $ 52,850
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 0.95 $ 48.77 $ 101,450
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 0.94 (8) (8)

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 0.95 $ 48.77 $ 101,450
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 90 0.30 0.70 $ 47.79 $ 99,410
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 43.94 $ 91,390
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 0.91 2.13 $ 36.39 $ 75,700
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 0.46 $ 32.08 $ 66,730


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