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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

19-1099 Life Scientists, All Other

All life scientists not listed separately.


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)
6,450 5.2 % $41.29 $85,890 3.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.93 $25.86 $36.49 $50.16 $69.96
Annual Wage (2) $39,380 $53,780 $75,910 $104,340 $145,510


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)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,690 0.05 $34.30 $71,330
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 920 0.04 $32.43 $67,450
Scientific Research and Development Services 790 0.11 $44.94 $93,470
Employment Services 770 0.02 (8) (8)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 420 0.03 (8) (8)

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 790 0.11 $44.94 $93,470
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 310 0.08 $44.95 $93,500
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,690 0.05 $34.30 $71,330
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 920 0.04 $32.43 $67,450
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 120 0.04 $46.14 $95,960

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 320 0.02 $55.93 $116,330
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 120 0.04 $46.14 $95,960
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 310 0.08 $44.95 $93,500
Scientific Research and Development Services 790 0.11 $44.94 $93,470
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 50 0.02 $44.20 $91,930


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 1,300 0.07 1.70 $48.23 $100,310
Massachusetts 450 0.12 2.81 $43.38 $90,230
New Jersey 370 0.09 2.08 $40.24 $83,690
Maryland 330 0.12 2.80 $47.71 $99,230
Texas 320 0.03 0.59 $35.37 $73,560




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)
North Dakota 110 0.25 5.74 (8) (8)
Rhode Island 90 0.19 4.41 $31.37 $65,240
Oregon 320 0.17 3.77 $35.73 $74,310
Massachusetts 450 0.12 2.81 $43.38 $90,230
Maryland 330 0.12 2.80 $47.71 $99,230




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Carolina 180 0.04 0.92 $48.29 $100,440
California 1,300 0.07 1.70 $48.23 $100,310
Maryland 330 0.12 2.80 $47.71 $99,230
Alabama 70 0.04 0.84 $46.66 $97,060
Massachusetts 450 0.12 2.81 $43.38 $90,230





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)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 410 0.15 3.32 $44.62 $92,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 390 0.06 1.42 $43.27 $89,990
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 330 0.03 0.78 $40.22 $83,670
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 270 0.22 5.12 $37.97 $78,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 270 0.08 1.91 $48.95 $101,810
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 240 0.23 5.30 $28.73 $59,760
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 190 0.08 1.76 (8) (8)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 170 0.09 1.95 $42.19 $87,750
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 130 0.13 2.91 (8) (8)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 120 0.02 0.57 $49.80 $103,590




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)
Reno, NV 60 0.26 5.86 $30.15 $62,710
Trenton, NJ 60 0.24 5.40 $43.43 $90,330
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 240 0.23 5.30 $28.73 $59,760
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 270 0.22 5.12 $37.97 $78,980
Albuquerque, NM 80 0.20 4.61 $27.19 $56,560
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 100 0.18 4.06 $29.50 $61,360
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 50 0.17 3.91 $57.10 $118,770
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 90 0.16 3.68 $31.37 $65,240
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 410 0.15 3.32 $44.62 $92,810
Raleigh, NC 100 0.15 3.43 $43.93 $91,380




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 50 0.17 3.91 $57.10 $118,770
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $54.39 $113,130
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 50 0.02 0.40 $50.89 $105,840
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 120 0.02 0.57 $49.80 $103,590
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 270 0.08 1.91 $48.95 $101,810
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 90 0.07 1.52 $45.90 $95,460
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 410 0.15 3.32 $44.62 $92,810
Raleigh, NC 100 0.15 3.43 $43.93 $91,380
Trenton, NJ 60 0.24 5.40 $43.43 $90,330
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 390 0.06 1.42 $43.27 $89,990


About May 2019 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020