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

19-1099 Life Scientists, All Other

All life scientists not listed separately.


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

National estimates for Life Scientists, All Other:

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

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
6,820 6.6 % $ 45.40 $ 94,430 3.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Life Scientists, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 23.37 $ 29.72 $ 39.18 $ 54.52 $ 73.03
Annual Wage (2) $ 48,620 $ 61,830 $ 81,500 $ 113,400 $ 151,900


Industry profile for Life Scientists, All Other:

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

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 1,830 0.23 $ 51.80 $ 107,740
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,480 0.05 $ 41.23 $ 85,770
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,010 0.05 $ 36.02 $ 74,920
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 320 0.02 $ 57.06 $ 118,680
Employment Services 310 0.01 $ 51.48 $ 107,080

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 1,830 0.23 $ 51.80 $ 107,740
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 150 0.05 $ 46.90 $ 97,560
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,480 0.05 $ 41.23 $ 85,770
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 140 0.05 $ 39.65 $ 82,480
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,010 0.05 $ 36.02 $ 74,920

Top paying industries for Life Scientists, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians (8) (8) $ 61.07 $ 127,020
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 60.37 $ 125,560
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 320 0.02 $ 57.06 $ 118,680
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 180 0.01 $ 52.84 $ 109,900
Management of Companies and Enterprises 110 (7) $ 52.16 $ 108,490


Geographic profile for Life Scientists, All Other:

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



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


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 910 0.06 1.14 $ 52.05 $ 108,260
Maryland 570 0.23 4.66 $ 52.24 $ 108,660
New Jersey 500 0.13 2.70 $ 66.55 $ 138,430
Massachusetts 480 0.14 2.94 $ 48.82 $ 101,540
Pennsylvania 410 0.07 1.50 $ 32.21 $ 67,000


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


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 570 0.23 4.66 $ 52.24 $ 108,660
Nevada 200 0.15 3.14 $ 47.48 $ 98,750
Massachusetts 480 0.14 2.94 $ 48.82 $ 101,540
New Jersey 500 0.13 2.70 $ 66.55 $ 138,430
Oregon 230 0.12 2.56 $ 48.10 $ 100,060


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


Top paying states for Life Scientists, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 500 0.13 2.70 $ 66.55 $ 138,430
Maryland 570 0.23 4.66 $ 52.24 $ 108,660
California 910 0.06 1.14 $ 52.05 $ 108,260
Massachusetts 480 0.14 2.94 $ 48.82 $ 101,540
Illinois 120 0.02 0.43 $ 48.60 $ 101,080



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


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Life Scientists, 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 570 0.07 1.36 $ 55.52 $ 115,480
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 460 0.18 3.67 $ 48.43 $ 100,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 400 0.14 2.81 $ 57.37 $ 119,320
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 260 0.21 4.31 $ 51.42 $ 106,950
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 240 0.04 0.86 $ 54.51 $ 113,390
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 220 0.16 3.20 $ 52.46 $ 109,120
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 180 0.16 3.32 $ 50.48 $ 104,990
Richmond, VA 180 0.29 5.92 $ 29.85 $ 62,100
Raleigh, NC 150 0.24 5.01 $ 32.69 $ 68,000
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 150 0.08 1.65 $ 44.50 $ 92,560


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


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Richmond, VA 180 0.29 5.92 $ 29.85 $ 62,100
Raleigh, NC 150 0.24 5.01 $ 32.69 $ 68,000
Trenton, NJ 50 0.24 4.98 $ 72.93 $ 151,690
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 70 0.21 4.41 $ 48.72 $ 101,330
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 260 0.21 4.31 $ 51.42 $ 106,950
Reno, NV 40 0.19 3.90 $ 34.49 $ 71,740
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 460 0.18 3.67 $ 48.43 $ 100,730
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 180 0.16 3.32 $ 50.48 $ 104,990
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 30 0.16 3.32 $ 48.49 $ 100,850
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 220 0.16 3.20 $ 52.46 $ 109,120


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


Top paying metropolitan areas for Life Scientists, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Trenton, NJ 50 0.24 4.98 $ 72.93 $ 151,690
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 63.77 $ 132,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 400 0.14 2.81 $ 57.37 $ 119,320
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 570 0.07 1.36 $ 55.52 $ 115,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 240 0.04 0.86 $ 54.51 $ 113,390
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 220 0.16 3.20 $ 52.46 $ 109,120
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 260 0.21 4.31 $ 51.42 $ 106,950
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 80 0.02 0.37 $ 51.30 $ 106,700
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 180 0.16 3.32 $ 50.48 $ 104,990
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 70 0.04 0.77 $ 48.84 $ 101,580


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