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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other

All physical scientists not listed separately.


National estimates for Physical Scientists, All Other
Industry profile for Physical Scientists, All Other
Geographic profile for Physical Scientists, All Other

National estimates for Physical Scientists, All Other:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Physical Scientists, All Other:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
19,050 2.3 % $ 52.93 $ 110,100 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Physical Scientists, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 23.94 $ 34.76 $ 51.55 $ 67.38 $ 82.12
Annual Wage (2) $ 49,800 $ 72,310 $ 107,210 $ 140,140 $ 170,800


Industry profile for Physical Scientists, All Other:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Physical Scientists, All Other are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Physical Scientists, All Other, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Physical Scientists, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 8,220 0.40 $ 57.10 $ 118,760
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,840 0.13 $ 33.06 $ 68,760
Scientific Research and Development Services 2,250 0.30 $ 61.79 $ 128,520
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,540 0.07 $ 40.33 $ 83,880
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 390 0.03 $ 49.07 $ 102,070

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Physical Scientists, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 8,220 0.40 $ 57.10 $ 118,760
Scientific Research and Development Services 2,250 0.30 $ 61.79 $ 128,520
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,840 0.13 $ 33.06 $ 68,760
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,540 0.07 $ 40.33 $ 83,880
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 150 0.05 $ 55.95 $ 116,370

Top paying industries for Physical Scientists, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 74.22 $ 154,380
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 150 0.01 $ 74.02 $ 153,960
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 130 0.03 $ 64.13 $ 133,380
Scientific Research and Development Services 2,250 0.30 $ 61.79 $ 128,520
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 8,220 0.40 $ 57.10 $ 118,760


Geographic profile for Physical Scientists, All Other:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Physical Scientists, All Other are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Physical Scientists, All Other, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Physical Scientists, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 2,300 0.19 1.39 $ 38.33 $ 79,720
Maryland 1,920 0.76 5.56 $ 63.76 $ 132,620
California 1,750 0.11 0.78 $ 63.53 $ 132,150
Virginia 1,520 0.41 3.00 $ 64.44 $ 134,030
Indiana 1,070 0.37 2.67 $ 33.55 $ 69,790




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Physical Scientists, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 730 1.07 7.80 $ 68.26 $ 141,980
Maryland 1,920 0.76 5.56 $ 63.76 $ 132,620
New Mexico 530 0.68 4.93 $ 56.35 $ 117,200
Virginia 1,520 0.41 3.00 $ 64.44 $ 134,030
Alaska 120 0.40 2.94 $ 50.31 $ 104,650




Top paying states for Physical Scientists, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 730 1.07 7.80 $ 68.26 $ 141,980
Virginia 1,520 0.41 3.00 $ 64.44 $ 134,030
Maryland 1,920 0.76 5.56 $ 63.76 $ 132,620
California 1,750 0.11 0.78 $ 63.53 $ 132,150
Colorado 550 0.21 1.56 $ 60.77 $ 126,400





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Physical Scientists, All Other:

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 2,940 0.97 7.10 $ 68.36 $ 142,180
College Station-Bryan, TX 910 8.39 61.27 $ 24.17 $ 50,280
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 680 0.08 0.56 $ 51.53 $ 107,180
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 590 0.46 3.35 $ 57.79 $ 120,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 460 0.08 0.58 $ 65.56 $ 136,360
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 360 0.15 1.12 $ 58.79 $ 122,290
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 350 0.24 1.76 $ 61.12 $ 127,130
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 330 0.12 0.90 $ 63.07 $ 131,180
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 290 0.07 0.48 $ 56.09 $ 116,660
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 290 0.11 0.80 $ 52.69 $ 109,590




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Physical Scientists, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
College Station-Bryan, TX 910 8.39 61.27 $ 24.17 $ 50,280
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 270 1.92 14.00 $ 44.19 $ 91,910
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,940 0.97 7.10 $ 68.36 $ 142,180
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 260 0.84 6.13 $ 58.51 $ 121,700
Missoula, MT 50 0.78 5.71 $ 26.47 $ 55,060
Lexington-Fayette, KY 190 0.75 5.50 $ 33.06 $ 68,770
Charlottesville, VA 70 0.69 5.06 $ 48.46 $ 100,800
Boulder, CO 90 0.52 3.80 (8) (8)
Anchorage, AK 80 0.48 3.52 $ 52.81 $ 109,850
Trenton, NJ 110 0.46 3.37 $ 49.73 $ 103,430




Top paying metropolitan areas for Physical Scientists, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 260 0.24 1.74 $ 89.84 $ 186,880
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,940 0.97 7.10 $ 68.36 $ 142,180
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 90 0.04 0.32 $ 66.37 $ 138,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 460 0.08 0.58 $ 65.56 $ 136,360
Knoxville, TN 70 0.19 1.40 $ 64.71 $ 134,590
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 330 0.12 0.90 $ 63.07 $ 131,180
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 350 0.24 1.76 $ 61.12 $ 127,130
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL (8) (8) (8) $ 60.06 $ 124,930
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 360 0.15 1.12 $ 58.79 $ 122,290
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 260 0.84 6.13 $ 58.51 $ 121,700

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Physical Scientists, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 340 4.30 31.42 (8) (8)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.67 4.91 $ 35.64 $ 74,130
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 50 0.76 5.56 $ 27.52 $ 57,240

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Physical Scientists, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 340 4.30 31.42 (8) (8)
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 50 0.76 5.56 $ 27.52 $ 57,240
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.67 4.91 $ 35.64 $ 74,130

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Physical Scientists, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 56.53 $ 117,590
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 48.94 $ 101,790
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.67 4.91 $ 35.64 $ 74,130
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 50 0.76 5.56 $ 27.52 $ 57,240


About May 2020 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.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021