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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

19-1011 Animal Scientists

Conduct research in the genetics, nutrition, reproduction, growth, and development of domestic farm animals.


National estimates for Animal Scientists
Industry profile for Animal Scientists
Geographic profile for Animal Scientists

National estimates for Animal Scientists: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Animal Scientists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,680 7.3 % $ 35.84 $ 74,540 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Animal Scientists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 19.58 $ 24.16 $ 30.52 $ 41.87 $ 60.21
Annual Wage (2) $ 40,720 $ 50,260 $ 63,490 $ 87,080 $ 125,250


Industry profile for Animal Scientists: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Animal Scientists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 760 0.02 $ 26.85 $ 55,840
Scientific Research and Development Services 620 0.08 $ 38.09 $ 79,220
Support Activities for Animal Production 240 0.76 (8) (8)
Animal Food Manufacturing 240 0.37 $ 37.12 $ 77,200
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 180 0.06 $ 41.62 $ 86,580

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Animal Scientists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Animal Production 240 0.76 (8) (8)
Animal Food Manufacturing 240 0.37 $ 37.12 $ 77,200
Scientific Research and Development Services 620 0.08 $ 38.09 $ 79,220
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 180 0.06 $ 41.62 $ 86,580
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 170 0.03 $ 39.60 $ 82,370

Top paying industries for Animal Scientists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 80 (7) $ 57.37 $ 119,340
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 80 0.01 $ 46.99 $ 97,740
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 (7) $ 44.95 $ 93,490
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 180 0.06 $ 41.62 $ 86,580
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 170 0.03 $ 39.60 $ 82,370


Geographic profile for Animal Scientists: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Animal Scientists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 350 0.13 6.64 $ 33.85 $ 70,410
Texas 290 0.02 1.23 $ 26.54 $ 55,190
Wisconsin 250 0.09 4.83 $ 40.73 $ 84,710
Pennsylvania 190 0.03 1.75 $ 31.72 $ 65,980
Iowa 130 0.09 4.75 $ 32.59 $ 67,780




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Animal Scientists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 100 0.24 12.49 $ 26.48 $ 55,070
Minnesota 350 0.13 6.64 $ 33.85 $ 70,410
Nebraska 110 0.11 5.82 $ 32.03 $ 66,630
Wisconsin 250 0.09 4.83 $ 40.73 $ 84,710
Iowa 130 0.09 4.75 $ 32.59 $ 67,780




Top paying states for Animal Scientists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California (8) (8) (8) $ 55.53 $ 115,510
North Carolina 40 0.01 0.51 $ 49.14 $ 102,210
Missouri 100 0.04 1.95 $ 44.23 $ 92,000
Maryland 100 0.04 1.98 $ 43.77 $ 91,040
Wisconsin 250 0.09 4.83 $ 40.73 $ 84,710





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Animal Scientists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 270 0.15 7.62 $ 31.33 $ 65,160
College Station-Bryan, TX 190 1.76 91.66 $ 23.00 $ 47,830
Lincoln, NE 90 0.49 25.64 $ 25.07 $ 52,140
Ames, IA 60 1.41 73.38 $ 33.27 $ 69,200
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 60 0.02 1.01 $ 53.15 $ 110,540




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Animal Scientists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
College Station-Bryan, TX 190 1.76 91.66 $ 23.00 $ 47,830
Ames, IA 60 1.41 73.38 $ 33.27 $ 69,200
Lincoln, NE 90 0.49 25.64 $ 25.07 $ 52,140
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 270 0.15 7.62 $ 31.33 $ 65,160
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 60 0.02 1.01 $ 53.15 $ 110,540




Top paying metropolitan areas for Animal Scientists:

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 60 0.02 1.01 $ 53.15 $ 110,540
Ames, IA 60 1.41 73.38 $ 33.27 $ 69,200
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 270 0.15 7.62 $ 31.33 $ 65,160
Lincoln, NE 90 0.49 25.64 $ 25.07 $ 52,140
College Station-Bryan, TX 190 1.76 91.66 $ 23.00 $ 47,830

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Animal Scientists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.61 31.96 $ 25.09 $ 52,190

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Animal Scientists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.61 31.96 $ 25.09 $ 52,190

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Animal Scientists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 40.24 $ 83,700
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 38.81 $ 80,720
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 38.43 $ 79,930
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.61 31.96 $ 25.09 $ 52,190


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.

(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 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