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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

19-1099 Life Scientists, All Other

All life scientists not listed separately.


National estimates for Life Scientists, All Other
Industry profile for Life Scientists, All Other
Geographic profile for Life Scientists, All Other

National estimates for Life Scientists, All Other: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Life Scientists, All Other:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
6,540 6.1 % $ 44.31 $ 92,170 3.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Life Scientists, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 20.12 $ 27.61 $ 39.42 $ 53.55 $ 74.45
Annual Wage (2) $ 41,840 $ 57,440 $ 82,000 $ 111,380 $ 154,850


Industry profile for Life Scientists, All Other: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Life Scientists, All Other are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Life Scientists, All Other, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Life Scientists, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 940 0.04 $ 34.09 $ 70,900
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 840 0.06 $ 54.78 $ 113,930
Scientific Research and Development Services 670 0.09 $ 55.41 $ 115,250
Employment Services 590 0.02 (8) (8)
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 340 0.08 $ 45.22 $ 94,050

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Life Scientists, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 670 0.09 $ 55.41 $ 115,250
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 340 0.08 $ 45.22 $ 94,050
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 840 0.06 $ 54.78 $ 113,930
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 940 0.04 $ 34.09 $ 70,900
Employment Services 590 0.02 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for Life Scientists, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 320 0.02 $ 58.26 $ 121,180
Scientific Research and Development Services 670 0.09 $ 55.41 $ 115,250
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 840 0.06 $ 54.78 $ 113,930
Management of Companies and Enterprises 150 0.01 $ 47.04 $ 97,840
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 46.75 $ 97,230


Geographic profile for Life Scientists, All Other: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Life Scientists, All Other are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Life Scientists, All Other, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Life Scientists, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,400 0.09 1.81 $ 52.75 $ 109,720
Massachusetts 520 0.16 3.30 $ 45.89 $ 95,460
New Jersey 430 0.11 2.42 $ 39.78 $ 82,740
Maryland 410 0.16 3.46 $ 48.55 $ 100,990
Texas 350 0.03 0.61 $ 31.01 $ 64,510




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Life Scientists, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 70 0.19 3.94 $ 30.58 $ 63,600
Oregon 300 0.17 3.52 $ 39.83 $ 82,850
Maryland 410 0.16 3.46 $ 48.55 $ 100,990
Nevada 200 0.16 3.36 (8) (8)
Massachusetts 520 0.16 3.30 $ 45.89 $ 95,460




Top paying states for Life Scientists, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,400 0.09 1.81 $ 52.75 $ 109,720
Florida (8) (8) (8) $ 50.15 $ 104,310
Maryland 410 0.16 3.46 $ 48.55 $ 100,990
Michigan (8) (8) (8) $ 46.63 $ 97,000
Massachusetts 520 0.16 3.30 $ 45.89 $ 95,460





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Life Scientists, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 510 0.20 4.18 $ 45.67 $ 94,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 480 0.08 1.75 $ 46.86 $ 97,480
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 410 0.05 0.99 $ 41.09 $ 85,470
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 280 0.09 1.98 $ 50.48 $ 105,000
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 270 0.24 5.01 $ 41.99 $ 87,340
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 250 0.18 3.73 $ 53.11 $ 110,470
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 180 0.09 1.93 $ 44.81 $ 93,200
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 150 0.12 2.45 $ 45.51 $ 94,660
Raleigh, NC 140 0.22 4.68 $ 36.06 $ 75,010
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 100 0.05 1.13 (8) (8)




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Life Scientists, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 270 0.24 5.01 $ 41.99 $ 87,340
Trenton, NJ 50 0.23 4.89 $ 45.17 $ 93,950
Raleigh, NC 140 0.22 4.68 $ 36.06 $ 75,010
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 510 0.20 4.18 $ 45.67 $ 94,990
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 250 0.18 3.73 $ 53.11 $ 110,470
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 50 0.15 3.30 $ 59.55 $ 123,870
Salt Lake City, UT 80 0.12 2.48 (8) (8)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 150 0.12 2.45 $ 45.51 $ 94,660
Dayton, OH 40 0.10 2.16 $ 41.95 $ 87,250
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 90 0.10 2.14 (8) (8)




Top paying metropolitan areas for Life Scientists, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 50 0.15 3.30 $ 59.55 $ 123,870
New Haven, CT (8) (8) (8) $ 59.40 $ 123,540
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 250 0.18 3.73 $ 53.11 $ 110,470
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 280 0.09 1.98 $ 50.48 $ 105,000
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (8) (8) (8) $ 49.99 $ 103,980
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 48.97 $ 101,860
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 480 0.08 1.75 $ 46.86 $ 97,480
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI (8) (8) (8) $ 46.63 $ 96,990
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 510 0.20 4.18 $ 45.67 $ 94,990
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 150 0.12 2.45 $ 45.51 $ 94,660


About May 2020 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.

(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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021