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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
2,690 6.1 % $32.96 $68,570 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.40 $22.66 $28.99 $38.86 $53.72
Annual Wage (2) $38,260 $47,130 $60,300 $80,830 $111,740


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 940 0.03 $26.18 $54,460
Support Activities for Animal Production 480 1.53 $32.27 $67,130
Scientific Research and Development Services 390 0.06 $35.78 $74,420
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 140 0.05 $38.56 $80,210
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 130 0.02 $41.83 $87,000

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 480 1.53 $32.27 $67,130
Animal Food Manufacturing 120 0.19 $36.11 $75,110
Scientific Research and Development Services 390 0.06 $35.78 $74,420
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 140 0.05 $38.56 $80,210
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 940 0.03 $26.18 $54,460

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) 80 (7) $55.68 $115,810
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 (7) $47.24 $98,270
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 130 0.02 $41.83 $87,000
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 80 0.01 $40.53 $84,310
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 140 0.05 $38.56 $80,210


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 400 0.14 7.58 $34.03 $70,780
Texas 300 0.02 1.32 $27.25 $56,680
Minnesota 200 0.07 3.77 $33.80 $70,310
North Carolina 140 0.03 1.71 (8) (8)
New York 140 0.01 0.79 $30.81 $64,080




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 90 0.22 11.77 $26.28 $54,660
Wisconsin 400 0.14 7.58 $34.03 $70,780
Nebraska 110 0.11 6.26 $32.15 $66,870
Minnesota 200 0.07 3.77 $33.80 $70,310
Iowa 110 0.07 4.03 $34.19 $71,120




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 60 0.02 1.31 $48.93 $101,770
Missouri (8) (8) (8) $47.62 $99,040
Ohio 60 0.01 0.60 $42.20 $87,770
Indiana 60 0.02 1.09 $37.40 $77,780
Iowa 110 0.07 4.03 $34.19 $71,120





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 180 1.62 88.84 $24.36 $50,660
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 170 0.09 4.74 $32.94 $68,510
Ithaca, NY 130 2.56 139.89 $30.94 $64,350
Lincoln, NE 90 0.47 25.89 $24.56 $51,080
Ames, IA 60 1.42 77.83 $32.46 $67,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 40 0.01 0.71 $56.38 $117,270
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 30 0.01 0.61 $28.92 $60,160




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 130 2.56 139.89 $30.94 $64,350
College Station-Bryan, TX 180 1.62 88.84 $24.36 $50,660
Ames, IA 60 1.42 77.83 $32.46 $67,510
Lincoln, NE 90 0.47 25.89 $24.56 $51,080
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 170 0.09 4.74 $32.94 $68,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 40 0.01 0.71 $56.38 $117,270
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 30 0.01 0.61 $28.92 $60,160




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 0.71 $56.38 $117,270
Madison, WI (8) (8) (8) $36.52 $75,970
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 170 0.09 4.74 $32.94 $68,510
Ames, IA 60 1.42 77.83 $32.46 $67,510
Ithaca, NY 130 2.56 139.89 $30.94 $64,350
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 30 0.01 0.61 $28.92 $60,160
Lincoln, NE 90 0.47 25.89 $24.56 $51,080
College Station-Bryan, TX 180 1.62 88.84 $24.36 $50,660

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 130 0.62 34.04 $31.98 $66,520
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.60 32.84 $24.50 $50,960
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 23.46 $18.14 $37,740

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)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 130 0.62 34.04 $31.98 $66,520
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.60 32.84 $24.50 $50,960
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 23.46 $18.14 $37,740

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)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 130 0.62 34.04 $31.98 $66,520
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.60 32.84 $24.50 $50,960
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 23.46 $18.14 $37,740


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020