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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Animal Scientists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,790 7.1 % $ 38.65 $ 80,390 7.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Animal Scientists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 22.56 $ 25.21 $ 31.29 $ 43.08 $ 62.24
Annual Wage (2) $ 46,930 $ 52,430 $ 65,090 $ 89,610 $ 129,470


Industry profile for Animal Scientists:

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 710 0.02 $ 29.12 $ 60,560
Scientific Research and Development Services 420 0.05 $ 35.74 $ 74,350
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 400 0.03 (8) (8)
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 330 0.06 $ 36.77 $ 76,480
Animal Food Manufacturing 240 0.36 $ 41.51 $ 86,350

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 140 0.45 $ 32.73 $ 68,080
Animal Food Manufacturing 240 0.36 $ 41.51 $ 86,350
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.07 (8) (8)
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 330 0.06 $ 36.77 $ 76,480
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 150 0.05 $ 32.40 $ 67,390

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) 90 (7) $ 56.44 $ 117,380
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 (7) $ 48.09 $ 100,030
Animal Food Manufacturing 240 0.36 $ 41.51 $ 86,350
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 330 0.06 $ 36.77 $ 76,480
Scientific Research and Development Services 420 0.05 $ 35.74 $ 74,350


Geographic profile for Animal Scientists:

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.



Map of employment of animal scientists by state, May 2021


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 390 0.14 7.12 $ 32.45 $ 67,490
Iowa 180 0.12 6.06 $ 34.85 $ 72,480
Washington 170 0.05 2.71 $ 32.55 $ 67,700
Wisconsin 140 0.05 2.50 $ 28.62 $ 59,520
South Dakota 130 0.30 14.98 $ 30.29 $ 62,990


Map of location quotient of animal scientists by state, May 2021


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 130 0.30 14.98 $ 30.29 $ 62,990
Minnesota 390 0.14 7.12 $ 32.45 $ 67,490
Iowa 180 0.12 6.06 $ 34.85 $ 72,480
Nebraska 110 0.12 5.94 $ 30.90 $ 64,280
Washington 170 0.05 2.71 $ 32.55 $ 67,700


Map of annual mean wages of animal scientists by state, May 2021


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) $ 85.30 $ 177,430
New York 70 0.01 0.42 $ 48.36 $ 100,600
Missouri 90 0.03 1.75 $ 41.44 $ 86,200
Maryland 100 0.04 1.99 $ 41.37 $ 86,050
Indiana (8) (8) (8) $ 38.82 $ 80,740



Map of employment of animal scientists by area, May 2021


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 220 0.12 6.19 $ 33.73 $ 70,160
Kansas City, MO-KS 140 0.14 7.00 $ 36.44 $ 75,790
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 70 0.02 1.26 $ 45.84 $ 95,360
Madison, WI 40 0.12 6.01 $ 31.01 $ 64,510
Ames, IA 40 0.98 49.56 $ 35.17 $ 73,150
Sioux Falls, SD 40 0.24 11.95 $ 34.79 $ 72,370
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 40 0.10 5.15 $ 37.46 $ 77,920
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 30 0.01 0.63 $ 34.49 $ 71,730
Fort Collins, CO 30 0.20 10.24 $ 26.55 $ 55,230
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 30 0.16 7.91 $ 29.32 $ 60,990


Map of location quotient of animal scientists by area, May 2021


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)
Ames, IA 40 0.98 49.56 $ 35.17 $ 73,150
Sioux Falls, SD 40 0.24 11.95 $ 34.79 $ 72,370
Fort Collins, CO 30 0.20 10.24 $ 26.55 $ 55,230
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 30 0.16 7.91 $ 29.32 $ 60,990
Kansas City, MO-KS 140 0.14 7.00 $ 36.44 $ 75,790
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 220 0.12 6.19 $ 33.73 $ 70,160
Madison, WI 40 0.12 6.01 $ 31.01 $ 64,510
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 40 0.10 5.15 $ 37.46 $ 77,920
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 70 0.02 1.26 $ 45.84 $ 95,360
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 30 0.01 0.63 $ 34.49 $ 71,730


Map of annual mean wages of animal scientists by area, May 2021


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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 30 0.00 0.18 $ 47.51 $ 98,830
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 70 0.02 1.26 $ 45.84 $ 95,360
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN (8) (8) (8) $ 39.41 $ 81,970
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 40 0.10 5.15 $ 37.46 $ 77,920
Kansas City, MO-KS 140 0.14 7.00 $ 36.44 $ 75,790
Ames, IA 40 0.98 49.56 $ 35.17 $ 73,150
Sioux Falls, SD 40 0.24 11.95 $ 34.79 $ 72,370
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 30 0.01 0.63 $ 34.49 $ 71,730
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $ 33.89 $ 70,480
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 220 0.12 6.19 $ 33.73 $ 70,160

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 30.76 $ 27.81 $ 57,850
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 14.38 $ 31.81 $ 66,160

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 30.76 $ 27.81 $ 57,850
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 14.38 $ 31.81 $ 66,160

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 30 0.28 14.38 $ 31.81 $ 66,160
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.61 30.76 $ 27.81 $ 57,850


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.

(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