Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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


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)
54,780 2.2 % $65.46 $136,150 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $32.17 $44.27 $57.62 $77.40 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $66,920 $92,070 $119,850 $160,990 (5)


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)
Scientific Research and Development Services 16,970 2.52 $77.22 $160,620
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 9,970 0.49 $56.04 $116,560
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 4,280 1.51 $64.30 $133,730
Management of Companies and Enterprises 3,350 0.15 $85.93 $178,740
State Government (OES Designation) 3,310 0.15 $40.08 $83,360

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 16,970 2.52 $77.22 $160,620
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 4,280 1.51 $64.30 $133,730
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 9,970 0.49 $56.04 $116,560
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 740 0.37 $80.62 $167,690
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 3,200 0.24 $67.31 $140,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services 180 0.13 $100.63 $209,310
Management of Companies and Enterprises 3,350 0.15 $85.93 $178,740
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 50 0.01 $84.45 $175,650
Dairy Product Manufacturing 30 0.02 $83.76 $174,210
Oil and Gas Extraction 200 0.11 $81.72 $169,970


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 8,210 0.51 1.32 $73.75 $153,410
New Jersey 4,590 1.16 2.97 $90.57 $188,380
Massachusetts 3,360 0.97 2.49 $82.69 $172,000
Pennsylvania 2,860 0.50 1.27 $68.44 $142,350
Maryland 2,820 1.07 2.74 $67.72 $140,870




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)
District of Columbia 1,030 1.46 3.75 $60.55 $125,940
Alaska 410 1.28 3.27 $50.91 $105,900
New Jersey 4,590 1.16 2.97 $90.57 $188,380
Maryland 2,820 1.07 2.74 $67.72 $140,870
Massachusetts 3,360 0.97 2.49 $82.69 $172,000




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 410 0.93 2.38 $95.18 $197,980
New Jersey 4,590 1.16 2.97 $90.57 $188,380
Massachusetts 3,360 0.97 2.49 $82.69 $172,000
Connecticut 980 0.59 1.50 $76.15 $158,390
California 8,210 0.51 1.32 $73.75 $153,410





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,770 0.42 1.08 $80.81 $168,090
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,620 1.45 3.73 $85.60 $178,040
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,390 0.96 2.46 $63.32 $131,700
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 2,180 1.89 4.83 $99.16 $206,250
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 1,680 2.90 7.42 $70.25 $146,120
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 1,500 1.47 3.77 $77.36 $160,910
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,420 1.33 3.41 $94.36 $196,270
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 1,160 3.96 10.14 $77.08 $160,320
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.70 1.79 $72.75 $151,310
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,020 0.53 1.37 $58.05 $120,750




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 1,160 3.96 10.14 $77.08 $160,320
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 1,680 2.90 7.42 $70.25 $146,120
Trenton, NJ 590 2.61 6.69 $79.46 $165,290
Corvallis, OR 80 2.45 6.27 $57.60 $119,810
Boulder, CO 370 2.07 5.31 $74.02 $153,960
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 2,180 1.89 4.83 $99.16 $206,250
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division 200 1.75 4.48 $73.32 $152,500
Fort Collins, CO 250 1.67 4.29 $59.31 $123,360
Flagstaff, AZ 100 1.57 4.03 $48.06 $99,970
Walla Walla, WA 40 1.51 3.88 $50.93 $105,920