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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
2,010 6.0 % $34.80 $72,390 3.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.65 $18.06 $27.50 $42.80 $71.00
Annual Wage (2) $30,460 $37,570 $57,190 $89,030 $147,670


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) 590 0.03 $27.75 $57,730
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 240 0.01 $24.62 $51,200
Insurance Carriers 180 0.02 $33.04 $68,720
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 180 0.01 $56.83 $118,210
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 160 0.01 $30.81 $64,080

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) 590 0.03 $27.75 $57,730
Insurance Carriers 180 0.02 $33.04 $68,720
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 240 0.01 $24.62 $51,200
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 160 0.01 $30.81 $64,080
Scientific Research and Development Services 50 0.01 $62.35 $129,680

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 50 0.01 $62.35 $129,680
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 180 0.01 $56.83 $118,210
Management of Companies and Enterprises 80 (7) $43.20 $89,860
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $40.28 $83,780
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 40 (7) $38.76 $80,620


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)
Maryland 220 0.08 5.94 $39.96 $83,120
Texas 200 0.02 1.21 $38.79 $80,680
New Jersey 150 0.04 2.66 $38.81 $80,730
Minnesota 130 0.05 3.32 $32.35 $67,290
Florida 100 0.01 0.82 $18.48 $38,440




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 220 0.08 5.94 $39.96 $83,120
Minnesota 130 0.05 3.32 $32.35 $67,290
Oregon 80 0.04 3.10 $35.32 $73,460
New Jersey 150 0.04 2.66 $38.81 $80,730
Utah 50 0.03 2.34 $26.96 $56,070




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 50 0.01 0.37 $77.86 $161,950
Ohio 50 0.01 0.71 $49.26 $102,470
Maryland 220 0.08 5.94 $39.96 $83,120
Colorado 50 0.02 1.31 $39.28 $81,700
New Jersey 150 0.04 2.66 $38.81 $80,730





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 180 0.06 4.03 $30.78 $64,020
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 150 0.02 1.11 $52.31 $108,800
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 130 0.07 4.87 $32.35 $67,290
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 40 0.01 0.63 (8) (8)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.03 2.20 $39.03 $81,170
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 30 0.03 2.21 $39.38 $81,910




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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 130 0.07 4.87 $32.35 $67,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 180 0.06 4.03 $30.78 $64,020
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 30 0.03 2.21 $39.38 $81,910
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.03 2.20 $39.03 $81,170
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 150 0.02 1.11 $52.31 $108,800
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 40 0.01 0.63 (8) (8)




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)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $62.94 $130,910
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 150 0.02 1.11 $52.31 $108,800
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 30 0.03 2.21 $39.38 $81,910
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.03 2.20 $39.03 $81,170
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 130 0.07 4.87 $32.35 $67,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 180 0.06 4.03 $30.78 $64,020
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) $30.24 $62,900

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)
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 1.38 99.07 $22.62 $47,050

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)
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 1.38 99.07 $22.62 $47,050

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)
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 1.38 99.07 $22.62 $47,050


About May 2018 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019