Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
2,550 6.5 % $33.10 $68,840 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.07 $21.93 $29.21 $38.99 $55.19
Annual Wage (2) $35,510 $45,620 $60,760 $81,110 $114,800


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 830 0.03 $26.47 $55,050
Support Activities for Animal Production 540 1.77 $30.41 $63,250
Scientific Research and Development Services 290 0.05 $45.71 $95,080
Animal Food Manufacturing 150 0.25 $42.79 $89,000
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 140 0.01 $27.51 $57,220

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 540 1.77 $30.41 $63,250
Animal Food Manufacturing 150 0.25 $42.79 $89,000
Scientific Research and Development Services 290 0.05 $45.71 $95,080
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 830 0.03 $26.47 $55,050
Social Advocacy Organizations 50 0.02 $27.04 $56,250

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) $53.04 $110,320
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 (7) $46.39 $96,480
Scientific Research and Development Services 290 0.05 $45.71 $95,080
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 50 0.01 $44.53 $92,610
Animal Food Manufacturing 150 0.25 $42.79 $89,000


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 360 0.13 7.21 $34.12 $70,960
Minnesota 190 0.07 3.72 $34.52 $71,800
Michigan 160 0.04 2.03 $29.63 $61,640
New York 140 0.02 0.88 $30.97 $64,410
Texas 120 0.01 0.56 $26.24 $54,580




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 60 0.15 8.29 $27.21 $56,590
Wisconsin 360 0.13 7.21 $34.12 $70,960
Nebraska 90 0.09 5.09 $48.06 $99,960
Minnesota 190 0.07 3.72 $34.52 $71,800
Iowa 100 0.07 3.73 $37.00 $76,970




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 80 0.03 1.60 $53.96 $112,230
Nebraska 90 0.09 5.09 $48.06 $99,960
Iowa 100 0.07 3.73 $37.00 $76,970
Ohio 110 0.02 1.13 $36.23 $75,360
Massachusetts (8) (8) (8) $35.87 $74,600



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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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 130 0.07 3.78 $32.36 $67,300
Ithaca, NY 120 2.46 137.21 $30.09 $62,580
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 90 0.44 24.32 $21.91 $45,560
St. Louis, MO-IL 50 0.04 2.23 (8) (8)
Columbus, OH 50 0.05 2.67 $40.82 $84,910
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 50 0.10 5.49 $58.25 $121,170
Kansas City, MO-KS 40 0.04 2.13 $31.63 $65,780
Athens-Clarke County, GA 40 0.41 23.13 $26.55 $55,220
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 0.53 $31.91 $66,370


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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)
Ithaca, NY 120 2.46 137.21 $30.09 $62,580
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 90 0.44 24.32 $21.91 $45,560
Athens-Clarke County, GA 40 0.41 23.13 $26.55 $55,220
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 50 0.10 5.49 $58.25 $121,170
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 130 0.07 3.78 $32.36 $67,300
Columbus, OH 50 0.05 2.67 $40.82 $84,910
St. Louis, MO-IL 50 0.04 2.23 (8) (8)
Kansas City, MO-KS 40 0.04 2.13 $31.63 $65,780
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 0.53 $31.91 $66,370


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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)
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 50 0.10 5.49 $58.25 $121,170
Columbus, OH 50 0.05 2.67 $40.82 $84,910
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $37.80 $78,630
Madison, WI (8) (8) (8) $36.65 $76,230
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 130 0.07 3.78 $32.36 $67,300
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 0.53 $31.91 $66,370
Kansas City, MO-KS 40 0.04 2.13 $31.63 $65,780
Ithaca, NY 120 2.46 137.21 $30.09 $62,580
Athens-Clarke County, GA 40 0.41 23.13 $26.55 $55,220
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 90 0.44 24.32 $21.91 $45,560

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 70 0.33 18.26 $32.12 $66,820
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 60 0.58 32.17 (8) (8)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 20.13 $24.94 $51,880
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 13.83 $32.53 $67,670

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)
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 60 0.58 32.17 (8) (8)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 20.13 $24.94 $51,880
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.33 18.26 $32.12 $66,820
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 13.83 $32.53 $67,670

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)
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 13.83 $32.53 $67,670
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.33 18.26 $32.12 $66,820
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 20.13 $24.94 $51,880


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.

(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 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