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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

15-2098 Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other

This occupation includes the 2018 SOC occupations 15-2051 Data Scientists and 15-2099 Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other as well as the 2010 SOC occupations 15-2091 Mathematical Technicians and 15-2099 Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other.


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)
30,810 3.1 % $48.35 $100,560 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.34 $33.70 $45.33 $60.16 $75.99
Annual Wage (2) $52,720 $70,090 $94,280 $125,140 $158,060


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)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 4,430 0.20 $51.17 $106,440
Management of Companies and Enterprises 3,720 0.15 $49.05 $102,030
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 3,610 0.24 $47.89 $99,600
Scientific Research and Development Services 1,120 0.16 $51.31 $106,720
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 740 0.02 $31.08 $64,650

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 3,610 0.24 $47.89 $99,600
Other Information Services 700 0.22 $53.39 $111,050
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 640 0.21 $49.83 $103,640
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 4,430 0.20 $51.17 $106,440
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 90 0.18 $48.92 $101,760

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 40 0.01 $69.07 $143,670
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 490 0.05 $68.79 $143,080
Other Schools and Instruction 40 0.01 $61.32 $127,540
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 340 0.09 $59.49 $123,740
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 690 0.07 $58.33 $121,330


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 4,690 0.27 1.29 $55.45 $115,340
Illinois 2,240 0.37 1.77 $48.68 $101,260
Texas 2,200 0.18 0.84 $47.28 $98,340
New York 1,980 0.21 0.99 $60.18 $125,170
Ohio 1,390 0.26 1.22 $40.05 $83,310




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 1,090 0.40 1.92 $56.11 $116,700
Washington 1,220 0.37 1.75 $55.63 $115,720
Illinois 2,240 0.37 1.77 $48.68 $101,260
Connecticut 600 0.36 1.71 $46.16 $96,000
Alaska 110 0.34 1.64 $33.83 $70,360




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,980 0.21 0.99 $60.18 $125,170
North Carolina 1,190 0.27 1.27 $57.49 $119,580
Maryland 1,090 0.40 1.92 $56.11 $116,700
New Hampshire 50 0.07 0.36 $55.67 $115,790
Washington 1,220 0.37 1.75 $55.63 $115,720





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 2,690 0.28 1.33 $60.11 $125,030
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,570 0.34 1.60 $48.80 $101,490
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,410 0.57 2.72 $67.35 $140,080
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,320 0.42 1.98 $46.18 $96,040
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,050 0.52 2.47 $56.93 $118,410
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,030 1.01 4.83 $39.39 $81,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 960 0.15 0.73 $53.53 $111,350
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 920 0.34 1.60 $43.29 $90,040
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 840 0.61 2.90 $59.96 $124,710
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 820 0.39 1.84 $52.62 $109,460




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)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,030 1.01 4.83 $39.39 $81,920
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 270 0.87 4.15 $59.61 $123,990
Raleigh, NC 460 0.70 3.34 $53.36 $110,980
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 150 0.68 3.24 $40.03 $83,260
Dayton, OH 240 0.63 3.02 $42.57 $88,550
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 710 0.62 2.98 $65.28 $135,790
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 360 0.61 2.90 $46.47 $96,650
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 840 0.61 2.90 $59.96 $124,710
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,410 0.57 2.72 $67.35 $140,080
Portsmouth, NH-ME 50 0.52 2.49 $40.49 $84,210




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)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,410 0.57 2.72 $67.35 $140,080
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 710 0.62 2.98 $65.28 $135,790
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,690 0.28 1.33 $60.11 $125,030
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 840 0.61 2.90 $59.96 $124,710
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 270 0.87 4.15 $59.61 $123,990
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 290 0.23 1.10 $58.14 $120,930
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,050 0.52 2.47 $56.93 $118,410
Richmond, VA 160 0.24 1.16 $55.54 $115,520
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 190 0.13 0.61 $55.32 $115,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 960 0.15 0.73 $53.53 $111,350

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.36 1.74 $45.55 $94,750
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.57 2.73 $34.90 $72,600
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 0.60 $30.84 $64,150

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)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.57 2.73 $34.90 $72,600
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.36 1.74 $45.55 $94,750
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 0.60 $30.84 $64,150

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.36 1.74 $45.55 $94,750
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.57 2.73 $34.90 $72,600
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 0.60 $30.84 $64,150


About May 2019 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.

(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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020