Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields. Exclude "Engineering Managers" (11-9041) and "Computer and Information Systems Managers" (11-3021).

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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)
42,470 2.2 % $43.46 $90,400 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.94 $28.85 $39.54 $53.40 $69.51
Annual Wage (2) $45,640 $60,000 $82,250 $111,070 $144,590

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Federal government (OES designation) 12,540 $37.47 $77,940 1 39
Scientific research and development services 6,180 $53.19 $110,630 2 12
Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing 4,690 $62.90 $130,840 3 4
State government (OES designation) 3,260 $28.71 $59,720 4 48
Architectural and engineering services 2,500 $37.66 $78,340 5 38

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Electronic markets and agents and brokers 60 $63.68 $132,450 34 1
Druggists' goods merchant wholesalers 220 $63.67 $132,440 18 2
Oil and gas extraction 140 $63.44 $131,950 23 3
Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing 4,690 $62.90 $130,840 3 4
Petroleum and coal products manufacturing 40 $59.24 $123,230 47 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
District of Columbia 890 $43.73 $90,960 0.150% 15
New Mexico 1,010 $44.99 $93,580 0.138% 11
Alaska 370 $38.65 $80,390 0.129% 14
Idaho 540 $28.99 $60,300 0.095% 39
Montana 360 $28.25 $58,770 0.092% 36

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Connecticut 880 $59.45 $123,650 0.054% 10
New Jersey 1,850 $59.14 $123,010 0.048% 10
Massachusetts 1,320 $56.09 $116,670 0.041% 11
New York 1,800 $52.08 $108,330 0.022% 18
North Carolina 2,720 $51.92 $107,990 0.073% 11

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC MSA 2,190 $55.28 $114,980 0.331%
Richland-Kennewick-Pasco, WA MSA 150 $38.44 $79,960 0.189%
Flagstaff, AZ-UT MSA 100 $30.48 $63,390 0.182%
Redding, CA MSA 80 $27.59 $57,390 0.124%
Anchorage, AK MSA 170 $43.66 $90,810 0.124%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, NJ PMSA 690 $64.38 $133,920 0.110%
San Jose, CA PMSA 400 $63.04 $131,120 0.045%
Lawrence, MA-NH PMSA 80 $62.75 $130,520 0.052%
Lowell, MA-NH PMSA 60 $62.72 $130,460 0.048%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 90 $61.60 $128,130 0.045%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for 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 mean 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.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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