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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
2,530 6.2 % $32.54 $67,690 2.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.44 $21.80 $28.07 $37.61 $54.53
Annual Wage (2) $36,270 $45,350 $58,380 $78,230 $113,430


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 1,020 0.03 $26.34 $54,790
Support Activities for Animal Production 520 1.71 $30.74 $63,940
Scientific Research and Development Services 260 0.04 $41.00 $85,270
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 130 0.01 $28.97 $60,270
Animal Food Manufacturing 120 0.20 $50.67 $105,380

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 520 1.71 $30.74 $63,940
Animal Food Manufacturing 120 0.20 $50.67 $105,380
Scientific Research and Development Services 260 0.04 $41.00 $85,270
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,020 0.03 $26.34 $54,790
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 130 0.01 $28.97 $60,270

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) $55.36 $115,160
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 70 0.01 $54.13 $112,580
Animal Food Manufacturing 120 0.20 $50.67 $105,380
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 (7) $45.39 $94,410
Scientific Research and Development Services 260 0.04 $41.00 $85,270


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 290 0.02 1.37 $25.18 $52,360
Wisconsin 280 0.10 5.58 $33.67 $70,030
Minnesota 210 0.07 4.28 $33.59 $69,860
Michigan 140 0.03 1.84 $34.25 $71,230
North Carolina 140 0.03 1.79 $29.34 $61,030




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 8.40 $28.83 $59,960
Wisconsin 280 0.10 5.58 $33.67 $70,030
Minnesota 210 0.07 4.28 $33.59 $69,860
Iowa 110 0.07 4.19 $35.97 $74,830
Missouri 130 0.05 2.58 $39.32 $81,780




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 1.68 $61.88 $128,700
Nebraska 40 0.04 2.55 $44.78 $93,140
Missouri 130 0.05 2.58 $39.32 $81,780
Kansas 30 0.03 1.44 $39.09 $81,310
Ohio 80 0.02 0.88 $36.65 $76,240





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)
College Station-Bryan, TX 220 1.91 108.92 $23.79 $49,480
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 170 0.09 5.07 $32.35 $67,290
Ithaca, NY 120 2.37 135.46 $29.99 $62,380
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 100 0.45 25.79 $22.17 $46,120
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 50 0.02 0.92 $30.76 $63,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 40 0.01 0.74 $58.18 $121,020
Kansas City, MO-KS 40 0.04 2.00 $30.34 $63,100
Athens-Clarke County, GA 40 0.40 23.04 $27.02 $56,200
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 30 0.01 0.42 $30.68 $63,810




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 2.37 135.46 $29.99 $62,380
College Station-Bryan, TX 220 1.91 108.92 $23.79 $49,480
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 100 0.45 25.79 $22.17 $46,120
Athens-Clarke County, GA 40 0.40 23.04 $27.02 $56,200
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 170 0.09 5.07 $32.35 $67,290
Kansas City, MO-KS 40 0.04 2.00 $30.34 $63,100
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 50 0.02 0.92 $30.76 $63,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 40 0.01 0.74 $58.18 $121,020
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 30 0.01 0.42 $30.68 $63,810




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 40 0.01 0.74 $58.18 $121,020
Madison, WI (8) (8) (8) $34.83 $72,450
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 170 0.09 5.07 $32.35 $67,290
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 50 0.02 0.92 $30.76 $63,980
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 30 0.01 0.42 $30.68 $63,810
Kansas City, MO-KS 40 0.04 2.00 $30.34 $63,100
Ithaca, NY 120 2.37 135.46 $29.99 $62,380
Athens-Clarke County, GA 40 0.40 23.04 $27.02 $56,200
College Station-Bryan, TX 220 1.91 108.92 $23.79 $49,480
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 100 0.45 25.79 $22.17 $46,120

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)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 21.98 $26.28 $54,660

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 0.38 21.98 $26.28 $54,660

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)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 21.98 $26.28 $54,660


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