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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields. Excludes "Architecture and Engineering Managers" (11-9041) and "Computer and Information Systems Managers" (11-3021).


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)
67,720 4.8 % $69.93 $145,450 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $31.76 $45.65 $62.07 $84.86 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $66,050 $94,940 $129,100 $176,510 (5)


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)
Scientific Research and Development Services 19,980 2.83 $84.93 $176,660
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 9,820 0.49 $58.47 $121,620
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 9,040 3.04 $74.54 $155,050
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,860 0.18 $40.92 $85,120
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,310 0.11 $43.16 $89,770

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 9,040 3.04 $74.54 $155,050
Scientific Research and Development Services 19,980 2.83 $84.93 $176,660
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 9,820 0.49 $58.47 $121,620
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 1,440 0.38 $91.84 $191,030
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 630 0.23 $63.50 $132,080

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services 120 0.08 $94.55 $196,670
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 1,440 0.38 $91.84 $191,030
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 30 0.01 $91.32 $189,940
Oil and Gas Extraction 220 0.16 $87.01 $180,980
Scientific Research and Development Services 19,980 2.83 $84.93 $176,660


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)
Pennsylvania 4,580 0.78 1.68 $71.53 $148,780
Massachusetts 3,870 1.07 2.32 $87.37 $181,720
Maryland 3,620 1.34 2.91 $71.00 $147,680
North Carolina 3,390 0.76 1.65 $75.60 $157,250
Texas 2,880 0.23 0.50 $62.74 $130,490




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)
District of Columbia 1,170 1.62 3.51 $65.05 $135,310
Alaska 450 1.43 3.09 $52.19 $108,560
Maryland 3,620 1.34 2.91 $71.00 $147,680
Massachusetts 3,870 1.07 2.32 $87.37 $181,720
Delaware 370 0.82 1.77 (8) (8)




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $91.46 $190,240
California (8) (8) (8) $90.73 $188,710
Massachusetts 3,870 1.07 2.32 $87.37 $181,720
Connecticut 630 0.38 0.83 $80.80 $168,060
New York 1,450 0.15 0.33 $76.73 $159,600





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,150 0.53 1.16 $90.18 $187,570
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,830 1.52 3.30 $71.18 $148,050
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,660 1.31 2.84 $89.90 $187,000
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,310 1.15 2.50 $83.83 $174,370
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,970 1.32 2.86 $89.87 $186,920
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,900 0.41 0.88 $62.55 $130,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,540 0.25 0.53 $79.10 $164,520
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 1,450 4.62 10.01 $77.46 $161,130
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,220 0.60 1.31 $81.41 $169,330
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,190 0.61 1.31 $66.17 $137,640




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)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 1,450 4.62 10.01 $77.46 $161,130
Corvallis, OR 70 1.86 4.03 $58.80 $122,290
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 260 1.79 3.89 $58.96 $122,640
Wilmington, NC 210 1.61 3.49 $73.41 $152,700
Ann Arbor, MI 360 1.60 3.47 $55.11 $114,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,830 1.52 3.30 $71.18 $148,050
Fairbanks, AK 50 1.49 3.24 $54.03 $112,370
Missoula, MT 90 1.43 3.09 $49.20 $102,330
Ames, IA 60 1.42 3.09 $57.21 $119,000
Anchorage, AK 240 1.36 2.95 $55.11 $114,630