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

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 “Computer and Information Systems Managers” (11-3021) and “Architecture and Engineering Managers” (11-9041).


National estimates for Natural Sciences Managers
Industry profile for Natural Sciences Managers
Geographic profile for Natural Sciences Managers

National estimates for Natural Sciences Managers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Natural Sciences Managers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
74,760 1.6 % $ 75.05 $ 156,110 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Natural Sciences Managers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 36.08 $ 48.75 $ 66.30 $ 97.55 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $ 75,040 $ 101,400 $ 137,900 $ 202,910 (5)


Industry profile for Natural Sciences Managers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Natural Sciences Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 27,760 3.49 $ 90.91 $ 189,090
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 10,710 0.51 $ 61.57 $ 128,070
Management of Companies and Enterprises 4,410 0.17 $ 89.74 $ 186,660
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 4,320 1.37 $ 83.15 $ 172,950
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 4,260 0.19 $ 43.51 $ 90,510

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Natural Sciences Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 27,760 3.49 $ 90.91 $ 189,090
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 4,320 1.37 $ 83.15 $ 172,950
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 10,710 0.51 $ 61.57 $ 128,070
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 1,300 0.35 $ 93.84 $ 195,180
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 820 0.30 $ 45.83 $ 95,330

Top paying industries for Natural Sciences Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Plastics Product Manufacturing 30 0.01 $ 108.58 $ 225,850
Oil and Gas Extraction 110 0.10 $ 107.21 $ 223,000
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 70 0.01 $ 101.56 $ 211,250
Grantmaking and Giving Services 100 0.07 $ 95.00 $ 197,610
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 50 (7) $ 94.88 $ 197,340


Geographic profile for Natural Sciences Managers:

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



Map of employment of natural sciences managers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Natural Sciences Managers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 11,260 0.68 1.28 $ 92.67 $ 192,750
New Jersey 8,340 2.17 4.08 $ 96.14 $ 199,980
Pennsylvania 4,880 0.87 1.65 $ 63.75 $ 132,600
Maryland 4,130 1.62 3.05 $ 70.96 $ 147,590
Massachusetts 3,980 1.17 2.21 $ 105.22 $ 218,850


Map of location quotient of natural sciences managers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Natural Sciences Managers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,570 2.37 4.47 $ 79.73 $ 165,840
New Jersey 8,340 2.17 4.08 $ 96.14 $ 199,980
Alaska 550 1.84 3.48 $ 54.43 $ 113,210
Maryland 4,130 1.62 3.05 $ 70.96 $ 147,590
Massachusetts 3,980 1.17 2.21 $ 105.22 $ 218,850


Map of annual mean wages of natural sciences managers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Natural Sciences Managers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 3,980 1.17 2.21 $ 105.22 $ 218,850
New Jersey 8,340 2.17 4.08 $ 96.14 $ 199,980
California 11,260 0.68 1.28 $ 92.67 $ 192,750
New York 2,730 0.31 0.59 $ 87.07 $ 181,110
Washington 2,050 0.64 1.20 $ 83.00 $ 172,640



Map of employment of natural sciences managers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Natural Sciences Managers:

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 7,770 0.90 1.69 $ 94.12 $ 195,770
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 5,570 1.90 3.58 $ 76.02 $ 158,110
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,200 1.58 2.98 $ 67.80 $ 141,020
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 4,100 1.83 3.45 $ 104.21 $ 216,750
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,680 1.42 2.68 $ 106.91 $ 222,360
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,290 1.64 3.10 $ 95.06 $ 197,720
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,930 0.45 0.86 $ 67.31 $ 140,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,900 0.33 0.63 $ 78.43 $ 163,130
Trenton, NJ 1,800 7.93 14.95 (8) (8)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,710 0.59 1.11 $ 55.90 $ 116,270


Map of location quotient of natural sciences managers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Natural Sciences Managers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Trenton, NJ 1,800 7.93 14.95 (8) (8)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 1,620 5.18 9.76 $ 83.47 $ 173,620
Corvallis, OR 80 2.34 4.41 $ 62.19 $ 129,360
Wilmington, NC 300 2.30 4.33 $ 77.56 $ 161,310
Fairbanks, AK 70 2.07 3.91 $ 52.38 $ 108,940
Anchorage, AK 310 1.92 3.62 $ 54.78 $ 113,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 5,570 1.90 3.58 $ 76.02 $ 158,110
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 4,100 1.83 3.45 $ 104.21 $ 216,750
Missoula, MT 100 1.65 3.11 $ 51.68 $ 107,490
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,290 1.64 3.10 $ 95.06 $ 197,720


Map of annual mean wages of natural sciences managers by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Natural Sciences Managers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,680 1.42 2.68 $ 106.91 $ 222,360
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 950 0.89 1.68 $ 105.41 $ 219,240
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 4,100 1.83 3.45 $ 104.21 $ 216,750
Worcester, MA-CT 160 0.61 1.16 $ 96.22 $ 200,150
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 30 0.07 0.12 $ 96.10 $ 199,880
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,290 1.64 3.10 $ 95.06 $ 197,720
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 7,770 0.90 1.69 $ 94.12 $ 195,770
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,410 0.73 1.38 $ 90.48 $ 188,200
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 80 0.31 0.58 $ 89.34 $ 185,840
Boulder, CO 250 1.40 2.64 $ 86.08 $ 179,050

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Natural Sciences Managers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 160 1.67 3.15 $ 54.73 $ 113,840
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 0.89 1.68 $ 48.50 $ 100,870
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 80 0.94 1.78 $ 52.70 $ 109,620
North Florida nonmetropolitan area 70 0.58 1.10 $ 40.06 $ 83,320
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.18 0.34 $ 61.48 $ 127,880

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Natural Sciences Managers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 160 1.67 3.15 $ 54.73 $ 113,840
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 60 0.97 1.84 $ 49.57 $ 103,100
Maryland nonmetropolitan area 50 0.95 1.79 $ 59.43 $ 123,610
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 80 0.94 1.78 $ 52.70 $ 109,620
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 0.89 1.68 $ 48.50 $ 100,870

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Natural Sciences Managers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 0.91 $ 73.41 $ 152,690
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 0.59 $ 63.08 $ 131,200
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 0.25 $ 62.74 $ 130,500
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.18 0.34 $ 61.48 $ 127,880
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.36 0.67 $ 60.62 $ 126,100


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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $100.00 per hour or $208,000 per year.

(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