Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
2,440 5.7 % $32.77 $68,170 2.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.33 $20.63 $28.00 $41.60 $56.32
Annual Wage (2) $33,980 $42,910 $58,250 $86,530 $117,150


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 1,230 0.04 $25.77 $53,600
Scientific Research and Development Services 310 0.05 $37.79 $78,600
State Government (OES Designation) 200 0.01 $37.44 $77,870
Support Activities for Animal Production 130 0.50 $46.10 $95,880
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 120 0.01 $40.41 $84,060

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 130 0.50 $46.10 $95,880
Scientific Research and Development Services 310 0.05 $37.79 $78,600
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,230 0.04 $25.77 $53,600
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 70 0.02 (8) (8)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 120 0.01 $40.41 $84,060

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) 100 0.01 $48.59 $101,070
Support Activities for Animal Production 130 0.50 $46.10 $95,880
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 120 0.01 $40.41 $84,060
Scientific Research and Development Services 310 0.05 $37.79 $78,600
State Government (OES Designation) 200 0.01 $37.44 $77,870


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 390 0.04 2.04 $28.45 $59,180
Wisconsin 200 0.08 4.02 $40.79 $84,850
New Jersey 180 0.05 2.50 $40.82 $84,910
Missouri 130 0.05 2.66 $38.25 $79,570
Florida 130 0.02 0.94 $20.57 $42,790




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 50 0.13 6.63 (8) (8)
Wisconsin 200 0.08 4.02 $40.79 $84,850
Kansas 90 0.07 3.44 $31.44 $65,390
Arkansas 70 0.06 3.24 $26.40 $54,910
Missouri 130 0.05 2.66 $38.25 $79,570




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 90 0.04 1.93 $48.41 $100,700
California 60 0.00 0.21 $47.50 $98,810
New Jersey 180 0.05 2.50 $40.82 $84,910
Wisconsin 200 0.08 4.02 $40.79 $84,850
North Carolina (8) (8) (8) $40.16 $83,520

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 110 1.18 61.31 $27.37 $56,940
Madison, WI 80 0.24 12.57 $25.23 $52,480
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 50 0.10 5.11 $50.92 $105,910
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 50 0.02 1.15 $41.64 $86,610
Kansas City, MO-KS 40 0.04 1.98 $27.18 $56,540




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)
College Station-Bryan, TX 110 1.18 61.31 $27.37 $56,940
Madison, WI 80 0.24 12.57 $25.23 $52,480
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 50 0.10 5.11 $50.92 $105,910
Kansas City, MO-KS 40 0.04 1.98 $27.18 $56,540
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 50 0.02 1.15 $41.64 $86,610




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)
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 50 0.10 5.11 $50.92 $105,910
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 50 0.02 1.15 $41.64 $86,610
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $39.39 $81,940
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $31.68 $65,880
College Station-Bryan, TX 110 1.18 61.31 $27.37 $56,940
Kansas City, MO-KS 40 0.04 1.98 $27.18 $56,540
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $27.00 $56,160
Madison, WI 80 0.24 12.57 $25.23 $52,480
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) $24.77 $51,530

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)
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 21.13 (8) (8)

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)
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 21.13 (8) (8)


About May 2010 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 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.

(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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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