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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other

All biological 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)
42,640 2.6 % $40.19 $83,600 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.65 $28.97 $38.27 $47.13 $60.76
Annual Wage (2) $45,030 $60,250 $79,590 $98,040 $126,390


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,340 0.81 $40.60 $84,440
Scientific Research and Development Services 9,130 1.36 $45.31 $94,240
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 6,940 0.23 $31.20 $64,890
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,480 0.17 $42.24 $87,850
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 1,660 0.57 $46.40 $96,500

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 9,130 1.36 $45.31 $94,240
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,340 0.81 $40.60 $84,440
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 1,660 0.57 $46.40 $96,500
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 1,140 0.42 $44.33 $92,200
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 6,940 0.23 $31.20 $64,890

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 130 0.02 $52.98 $110,190
Outpatient Care Centers 190 0.02 $48.71 $101,320
Management of Companies and Enterprises 280 0.01 $46.96 $97,670
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 1,660 0.57 $46.40 $96,500
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 360 0.02 $45.59 $94,840


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 11,010 0.65 2.20 $43.91 $91,340
Massachusetts 4,470 1.25 4.24 $40.76 $84,790
Maryland 4,100 1.53 5.19 $49.90 $103,790
Texas 2,100 0.17 0.59 $38.89 $80,900
Florida 1,770 0.21 0.70 $34.23 $71,200




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)
Maryland 4,100 1.53 5.19 $49.90 $103,790
Alaska 410 1.29 4.38 $37.23 $77,430
Massachusetts 4,470 1.25 4.24 $40.76 $84,790
Montana 470 1.01 3.44 $31.79 $66,110
District of Columbia 520 0.73 2.47 $50.22 $104,460




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 520 0.73 2.47 $50.22 $104,460
Maryland 4,100 1.53 5.19 $49.90 $103,790
Virginia 540 0.14 0.48 $45.07 $93,750
Connecticut 150 0.09 0.30 $44.80 $93,180
Delaware (8) (8) (8) $44.11 $91,760





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,290 1.37 4.64 $50.61 $105,270
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,070 1.48 5.01 $41.24 $85,790
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,520 1.46 4.94 $46.10 $95,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,540 0.41 1.41 $44.20 $91,940
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,000 1.37 4.65 $41.49 $86,300
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 780 0.08 0.28 $40.76 $84,770
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 760 0.39 1.31 $42.60 $88,610
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 760 0.68 2.30 $54.27 $112,880
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 620 0.63 2.12 $38.22 $79,490
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 590 0.22 0.75 $36.23 $75,350




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)
Athens-Clarke County, GA 270 3.12 10.59 (8) (8)
Gainesville, FL 320 2.42 8.22 $33.19 $69,040
Missoula, MT 110 1.81 6.16 $29.15 $60,640
Ames, IA 80 1.78 6.03 $36.46 $75,830
Fairbanks, AK 60 1.73 5.89 $36.52 $75,950
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,070 1.48 5.01 $41.24 $85,790
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,520 1.46 4.94 $46.10 $95,880
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 130 1.39 4.70 $25.20 $52,420
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,290 1.37 4.64 $50.61 $105,270
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,000 1.37 4.65 $41.49 $86,300