Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

19-1011 Animal Scientists

Conduct research in the genetics, nutrition, reproduction, growth, and development of domestic farm animals.


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)
2,470 4.5 % $35.04 $72,890 3.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.47 $22.07 $29.01 $38.87 $60.67
Annual Wage (2) $36,340 $45,900 $60,330 $80,840 $126,190


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)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 980 0.03 $27.88 $57,990
Support Activities for Animal Production 380 1.27 $30.37 $63,170
Scientific Research and Development Services 380 0.06 $49.97 $103,940
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 160 0.01 $38.16 $79,370
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 90 0.03 $34.66 $72,090

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Animal Production 380 1.27 $30.37 $63,170
Animal Food Manufacturing 90 0.15 (8) (8)
Scientific Research and Development Services 380 0.06 $49.97 $103,940
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 980 0.03 $27.88 $57,990
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 90 0.03 $34.66 $72,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 90 (7) $51.50 $107,110
Scientific Research and Development Services 380 0.06 $49.97 $103,940
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 50 (7) $43.67 $90,840
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 160 0.01 $38.16 $79,370
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 90 0.03 $34.66 $72,090


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)
Wisconsin 310 0.11 6.30 $33.41 $69,490
Michigan 190 0.05 2.58 $27.09 $56,360
Texas 180 0.02 0.87 $33.76 $70,220
New York 170 0.02 1.06 $30.57 $63,590
California 140 0.01 0.51 (8) (8)




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)
South Dakota 70 0.17 9.63 $25.33 $52,680
Nebraska 120 0.12 6.87 $56.00 $116,480
Wisconsin 310 0.11 6.30 $33.41 $69,490
Iowa 90 0.06 3.31 $36.01 $74,900
Michigan 190 0.05 2.58 $27.09 $56,360




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 120 0.12 6.87 $56.00 $116,480
Maryland 100 0.04 2.16 $51.39 $106,880
New Jersey 40 0.01 0.61 $47.37 $98,520
Iowa 90 0.06 3.31 $36.01 $74,900
Tennessee 40 0.01 0.76 $35.36 $73,550





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)
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 150 0.75 42.54 $24.45 $50,860
Ithaca, NY 150 2.95 167.99 $29.94 $62,270
Madison, WI 130 0.33 18.94 $35.69 $74,230
College Station-Bryan, TX 100 0.92 52.36 $26.38 $54,880
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 80 0.04 2.41 $28.48 $59,230
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 60 0.12 6.58 $57.86 $120,360
Columbus, OH 40 0.04 2.25 $29.57 $61,500
Kansas City, MO-KS 30 0.03 1.78 (8) (8)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 30 0.01 0.50 $31.62 $65,760
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 30 0.02 1.32 $28.87 $60,050




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)
Ithaca, NY 150 2.95 167.99 $29.94 $62,270
College Station-Bryan, TX 100 0.92 52.36 $26.38 $54,880
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 150 0.75 42.54 $24.45 $50,860
Madison, WI 130 0.33 18.94 $35.69 $74,230
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 60 0.12 6.58 $57.86 $120,360
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 80 0.04 2.41 $28.48 $59,230
Columbus, OH 40 0.04 2.25 $29.57 $61,500
Kansas City, MO-KS 30 0.03 1.78 (8) (8)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 30 0.02 1.32 $28.87 $60,050
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 30 0.01 0.50 $31.62 $65,760




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)
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 60 0.12 6.58 $57.86 $120,360
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $37.99 $79,020
Madison, WI 130 0.33 18.94 $35.69 $74,230
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 30 0.01 0.50 $31.62 $65,760
Ithaca, NY 150 2.95 167.99 $29.94 $62,270
Columbus, OH 40 0.04 2.25 $29.57 $61,500
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 30 0.02 1.32 $28.87 $60,050
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 80 0.04 2.41 $28.48 $59,230
College Station-Bryan, TX 100 0.92 52.36 $26.38 $54,880
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 150 0.75 42.54 $24.45 $50,860

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)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.38 21.91 $31.48 $65,470
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.42 23.64 $24.17 $50,280
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 10.22 $37.63 $78,260

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)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.42 23.64 $24.17 $50,280
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.38 21.91 $31.48 $65,470
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 10.22 $37.63 $78,260

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)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 10.22 $37.63 $78,260
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.38 21.91 $31.48 $65,470
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.42 23.64 $24.17 $50,280


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017