Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2003

15-2091 Mathematical Technicians

Apply standardized mathematical formulas, principles, and methodology to technological problems in engineering and physical sciences in relation to specific industrial and research objectives, processes, equipment, and products.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
1,790 8.9 % $20.56 $42,760 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.87 $14.07 $17.97 $24.39 $32.60
Annual Wage (2) $24,700 $29,270 $37,370 $50,720 $67,810

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Insurance carriers 270 $22.70 $47,220
State government (OES designation) 240 $14.76 $30,710
Scientific research and development services 160 $22.95 $47,730
Colleges and universities 140 $20.29 $42,200
Management and technical consulting services 70 $21.94 $45,630

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Electronic instrument manufacturing 40 $43.59 $90,670
Architectural and engineering services 70 $26.64 $55,410
Scientific research and development services 160 $22.95 $47,730
Insurance carriers 270 $22.70 $47,220
Semiconductor and electronic component mfg. (7) $22.39 $46,580

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
Georgia 240 $15.71 $32,670 0.006%
Florida 220 $15.51 $32,270 0.003%
Washington 80 $20.54 $42,720 0.003%
Texas 180 $21.10 $43,880 0.002%
Pennsylvania 100 $22.05 $45,870 0.002%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
California 140 $24.90 $51,780 0.001%
New York 100 $23.97 $49,860 0.001%
Maryland 40 $23.08 $48,020 0.002%
New Jersey (7) $22.44 $46,670 (7)
Pennsylvania 100 $22.05 $45,870 0.002%

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
Jacksonville, FL MSA 60 $14.93 $31,050 0.011%
Atlanta, GA MSA 140 $16.66 $34,650 0.007%
Baltimore, MD PMSA 30 $22.32 $46,430 0.002%
Chicago, IL PMSA 50 (7) (7) 0.001%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Austin-San Marcos, TX MSA (7) $22.41 $46,600 (7)
Baltimore, MD PMSA 30 $22.32 $46,430 0.002%
Pittsburgh, PA MSA (7) $21.92 $45,590 (7)
Cleveland-Lorain-Elyria, OH PMSA (7) $17.83 $37,080 (7)
Atlanta, GA MSA 140 $16.66 $34,650 0.007%

About November 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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) 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 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.

(7) Estimates not released.

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November 2003 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: April 19, 2005

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