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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
6,850 5.1 % $42.86 $89,150 3.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.86 $27.17 $37.59 $52.43 $72.08
Annual Wage (2) $43,390 $56,500 $78,190 $109,060 $149,930


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 1,890 0.06 $39.13 $81,400
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,120 0.05 $34.47 $71,690
Scientific Research and Development Services 850 0.13 $42.29 $87,950
Employment Services 760 0.02 (8) (8)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 370 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 850 0.13 $42.29 $87,950
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,890 0.06 $39.13 $81,400
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,120 0.05 $34.47 $71,690
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 50 0.03 $30.43 $63,280
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 370 0.03 (8) (8)

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 $55.67 $115,790
Management of Companies and Enterprises 60 (7) $48.17 $100,200
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 30 0.01 $48.01 $99,860
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 120 0.03 $47.27 $98,320
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 30 (7) $46.26 $96,210


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 1,610 0.09 2.01 $52.35 $108,880
Massachusetts 430 0.12 2.56 $53.53 $111,340
Minnesota 410 0.14 2.99 $39.32 $81,780
Maryland 360 0.14 2.87 $46.75 $97,240
New Jersey 300 0.07 1.58 $41.25 $85,790




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)
Alaska 150 0.47 9.96 $30.12 $62,660
North Dakota 110 0.27 5.67 (8) (8)
Rhode Island 100 0.21 4.53 $29.23 $60,800
Minnesota 410 0.14 2.99 $39.32 $81,780
Maryland 360 0.14 2.87 $46.75 $97,240




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 430 0.12 2.56 $53.53 $111,340
California 1,610 0.09 2.01 $52.35 $108,880
Alabama 120 0.06 1.27 $47.94 $99,720
Maryland 360 0.14 2.87 $46.75 $97,240
North Carolina 180 0.04 0.86 $45.85 $95,370





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 540 0.09 1.87 $44.68 $92,930
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 480 0.20 4.21 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 380 0.14 2.91 $56.90 $118,340
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 340 0.18 3.71 $39.69 $82,550
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 290 0.03 0.65 $40.66 $84,570
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 260 0.08 1.77 $49.51 $102,980
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 210 0.21 4.46 $29.82 $62,020
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 160 0.08 1.73 $44.06 $91,640
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 160 0.03 0.72 $41.09 $85,470
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 120 0.09 1.85 $44.16 $91,860




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 80 0.25 5.27 $52.47 $109,150
Albuquerque, NM 80 0.22 4.56 $26.55 $55,210
Trenton, NJ 50 0.21 4.38 $38.05 $79,130
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 210 0.21 4.46 $29.82 $62,020
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 480 0.20 4.21 (8) (8)
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 100 0.18 3.78 $29.23 $60,800
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 340 0.18 3.71 $39.69 $82,550
Reno, NV 30 0.15 3.11 $32.02 $66,610
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 380 0.14 2.91 $56.90 $118,340
Urban Honolulu, HI 60 0.14 2.93 $37.67 $78,350




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)
Austin-Round Rock, TX (8) (8) (8) $57.88 $120,400
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 380 0.14 2.91 $56.90 $118,340
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 60 0.04 0.92 $53.51 $111,300
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 80 0.25 5.27 $52.47 $109,150
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 260 0.08 1.77 $49.51 $102,980
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 60 0.12 2.62 $49.47 $102,910
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 70 0.03 0.60 $47.34 $98,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 540 0.09 1.87 $44.68 $92,930
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 120 0.09 1.85 $44.16 $91,860
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 160 0.08 1.73 $44.06 $91,640

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 3.32 $40.80 $84,850

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 3.32 $40.80 $84,850

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 3.32 $40.80 $84,850


About May 2018 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019