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

19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other

All physical scientists not listed separately.


National estimates for Physical Scientists, All Other
Industry profile for Physical Scientists, All Other
Geographic profile for Physical Scientists, All Other

National estimates for Physical Scientists, All Other:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Physical Scientists, All Other:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
19,680 2.0 % $ 54.43 $ 113,220 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Physical Scientists, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 25.03 $ 37.65 $ 50.05 $ 68.05 $ 82.93
Annual Wage (2) $ 52,060 $ 78,320 $ 104,100 $ 141,540 $ 172,490


Industry profile for Physical Scientists, All Other:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Physical Scientists, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 8,530 0.40 $ 57.30 $ 119,190
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,250 0.11 $ 33.93 $ 70,580
Scientific Research and Development Services 2,450 0.31 $ 62.83 $ 130,680
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,620 0.07 $ 41.81 $ 86,960
Management of Companies and Enterprises 630 0.02 $ 85.16 $ 177,140

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Physical Scientists, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 8,530 0.40 $ 57.30 $ 119,190
Scientific Research and Development Services 2,450 0.31 $ 62.83 $ 130,680
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 590 0.13 $ 93.34 $ 194,150
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,250 0.11 $ 33.93 $ 70,580
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,620 0.07 $ 41.81 $ 86,960

Top paying industries for Physical Scientists, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 30 0.04 $ 96.86 $ 201,470
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 590 0.13 $ 93.34 $ 194,150
Management of Companies and Enterprises 630 0.02 $ 85.16 $ 177,140
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 73.96 $ 153,840
Scientific Research and Development Services 2,450 0.31 $ 62.83 $ 130,680


Geographic profile for Physical Scientists, All Other:

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



Map of employment of physical scientists, all other by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Physical Scientists, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 1,920 0.16 1.13 $ 44.36 $ 92,280
California 1,830 0.11 0.79 $ 60.81 $ 126,490
Maryland 1,800 0.71 5.07 $ 62.89 $ 130,810
Virginia 1,320 0.35 2.52 $ 67.29 $ 139,950
New York 1,190 0.14 0.98 $ 54.11 $ 112,550


Map of location quotient of physical scientists, all other by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Physical Scientists, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 710 1.08 7.73 $ 68.51 $ 142,490
Maryland 1,800 0.71 5.07 $ 62.89 $ 130,810
Alaska 110 0.37 2.66 $ 50.13 $ 104,260
Virginia 1,320 0.35 2.52 $ 67.29 $ 139,950
Indiana 1,040 0.35 2.48 $ 34.24 $ 71,230


Map of annual mean wages of physical scientists, all other by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Physical Scientists, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 670 0.24 1.75 $ 84.97 $ 176,730
District of Columbia 710 1.08 7.73 $ 68.51 $ 142,490
Virginia 1,320 0.35 2.52 $ 67.29 $ 139,950
Connecticut 170 0.11 0.77 $ 64.06 $ 133,250
Alabama 140 0.07 0.51 $ 64.05 $ 133,220



Map of employment of physical scientists, all other by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Physical 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 2,830 0.97 6.92 $ 68.76 $ 143,020
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 750 0.09 0.62 $ 54.95 $ 114,290
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 680 1.63 11.66 $ 47.65 $ 99,110
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 620 0.34 2.45 $ 86.14 $ 179,160
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 600 0.27 1.93 $ 53.46 $ 111,200
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 580 0.14 0.99 $ 49.91 $ 103,810
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 470 0.13 0.94 $ 67.45 $ 140,300
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 440 0.35 2.48 $ 57.17 $ 118,900
College Station-Bryan, TX 430 3.76 26.93 $ 27.96 $ 58,150
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 410 0.28 2.00 $ 60.03 $ 124,870


Map of location quotient of physical scientists, all other by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Physical Scientists, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
College Station-Bryan, TX 430 3.76 26.93 $ 27.96 $ 58,150
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 270 1.87 13.42 $ 44.21 $ 91,950
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 680 1.63 11.66 $ 47.65 $ 99,110
Grand Forks, ND-MN 60 1.19 8.55 $ 43.96 $ 91,430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,830 0.97 6.92 $ 68.76 $ 143,020
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 280 0.91 6.53 $ 56.27 $ 117,040
Champaign-Urbana, IL 80 0.84 5.99 $ 33.68 $ 70,060
Missoula, MT 40 0.74 5.29 $ 28.93 $ 60,160
Charlottesville, VA 80 0.72 5.17 $ 48.73 $ 101,350
Flagstaff, AZ 40 0.70 4.98 $ 52.32 $ 108,830


Map of annual mean wages of physical scientists, all other by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Physical Scientists, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 60 0.15 1.06 $ 86.26 $ 179,420
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 620 0.34 2.45 $ 86.14 $ 179,160
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 350 0.33 2.33 $ 75.79 $ 157,630
Huntsville, AL 70 0.29 2.11 $ 74.40 $ 154,750
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI (8) (8) (8) $ 72.13 $ 150,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 340 0.06 0.43 $ 72.05 $ 149,860
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,830 0.97 6.92 $ 68.76 $ 143,020
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 470 0.13 0.94 $ 67.45 $ 140,300
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI (8) (8) (8) $ 65.17 $ 135,540
Boulder, CO 90 0.50 3.56 $ 63.95 $ 133,010

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Physical Scientists, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.68 4.85 $ 37.64 $ 78,290
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 50 0.69 4.97 $ 28.35 $ 58,960
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 2.13 $ 34.64 $ 72,050
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.47 3.36 $ 25.19 $ 52,380
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.24 $ 25.56 $ 53,170

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Physical Scientists, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 50 0.69 4.97 $ 28.35 $ 58,960
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.68 4.85 $ 37.64 $ 78,290
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.47 3.36 $ 25.19 $ 52,380
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 30 0.36 2.58 $ 41.55 $ 86,420
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 2.13 $ 34.64 $ 72,050

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Physical Scientists, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 30 0.36 2.58 $ 41.55 $ 86,420
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.68 4.85 $ 37.64 $ 78,290
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 2.13 $ 34.64 $ 72,050
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 50 0.69 4.97 $ 28.35 $ 58,960
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.24 $ 25.56 $ 53,170


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.

(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