Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

15-2090 Miscellaneous Mathematical Science Occupations

All other mathematical scientists not listed separately, including mathematical technicians who apply standardized mathematical formulas, principles, and methodology to technological problems in engineering and physical sciences in relation to specific industrial and research objectives, processes, equipment, and products.


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)
2,000 8.9 % $35.42 $73,670 3.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.73 $17.39 $27.83 $44.46 $79.47
Annual Wage (2) $28,550 $36,160 $57,890 $92,470 $165,290


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 490 0.02 $28.04 $58,320
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 320 0.02 $49.39 $102,740
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 170 0.01 $25.92 $53,920
Insurance Carriers 160 0.01 $34.45 $71,650
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 150 0.01 $27.27 $56,720

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 490 0.02 $28.04 $58,320
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 320 0.02 $49.39 $102,740
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 170 0.01 $25.92 $53,920
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 150 0.01 $27.27 $56,720
Scientific Research and Development Services 80 0.01 $52.29 $108,770

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 80 0.01 $52.29 $108,770
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 320 0.02 $49.39 $102,740
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $41.51 $86,330
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 50 0.01 $38.02 $79,090
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $37.66 $78,340


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)
Texas 280 0.02 1.69 $37.85 $78,730
Maryland 200 0.08 5.39 $41.02 $85,320
New Jersey 160 0.04 2.87 $42.03 $87,430
Oregon 110 0.06 4.15 $32.74 $68,110
California 110 0.01 0.45 $26.59 $55,310




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 200 0.08 5.39 $41.02 $85,320
Oregon 110 0.06 4.15 $32.74 $68,110
New Jersey 160 0.04 2.87 $42.03 $87,430
Utah 40 0.03 2.19 $28.23 $58,710
Texas 280 0.02 1.69 $37.85 $78,730




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 60 0.01 0.45 $69.24 $144,020
Massachusetts 30 0.01 0.60 $67.86 $141,160
Ohio 50 0.01 0.64 $56.41 $117,330
New Jersey 160 0.04 2.87 $42.03 $87,430
Colorado 50 0.02 1.32 $41.05 $85,380



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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 90 0.01 1.01 $56.24 $116,970
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.07 4.83 $46.50 $96,710
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 60 0.06 3.92 $34.11 $70,950


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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)
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.07 4.83 $46.50 $96,710
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 60 0.06 3.92 $34.11 $70,950
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 90 0.01 1.01 $56.24 $116,970


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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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 90 0.01 1.01 $56.24 $116,970
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.07 4.83 $46.50 $96,710
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $43.80 $91,100
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $34.44 $71,640
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 60 0.06 3.92 $34.11 $70,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $32.71 $68,030
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX (8) (8) (8) $32.57 $67,740
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.54 $63,530


About May 2017 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018