Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
2,190 5.7 % $35.66 $74,170 3.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.82 $21.37 $29.44 $44.35 $61.35
Annual Wage (2) $34,990 $44,440 $61,230 $92,240 $127,600


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 780 0.03 $25.51 $53,060
Scientific Research and Development Services 380 0.06 $37.95 $78,940
State Government (OES Designation) 200 0.01 $39.93 $83,050
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 160 0.02 $41.37 $86,050
Support Activities for Animal Production 150 0.56 $52.21 $108,600

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 150 0.56 $52.21 $108,600
Animal Food Manufacturing 40 0.09 (8) (8)
Scientific Research and Development Services 380 0.06 $37.95 $78,940
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 110 0.04 $45.93 $95,530
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 780 0.03 $25.51 $53,060

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Animal Production 150 0.56 $52.21 $108,600
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 100 (7) $47.48 $98,760
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 110 0.04 $45.93 $95,530
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 160 0.02 $41.37 $86,050
State Government (OES Designation) 200 0.01 $39.93 $83,050


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 270 0.10 5.97 $41.29 $85,870
Minnesota 190 0.07 4.33 $31.74 $66,020
New Jersey 160 0.04 2.48 $45.00 $93,610
Missouri 150 0.06 3.37 $37.36 $77,700
California 140 0.01 0.58 $42.39 $88,170




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 60 0.16 9.10 $22.20 $46,180
Wisconsin 270 0.10 5.97 $41.29 $85,870
Minnesota 190 0.07 4.33 $31.74 $66,020
Missouri 150 0.06 3.37 $37.36 $77,700
Nebraska 50 0.05 2.92 (8) (8)




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Indiana 30 0.01 0.71 $49.17 $102,270
New Jersey 160 0.04 2.48 $45.00 $93,610
Maryland 110 0.04 2.53 $43.30 $90,070
California 140 0.01 0.58 $42.39 $88,170
Wisconsin 270 0.10 5.97 $41.29 $85,870





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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 150 0.09 5.25 $33.53 $69,740
Madison, WI 100 0.31 18.36 $33.20 $69,060
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 70 0.13 7.51 $43.29 $90,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 30 0.01 0.82 $49.36 $102,670




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)
Madison, WI 100 0.31 18.36 $33.20 $69,060
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 70 0.13 7.51 $43.29 $90,050
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 150 0.09 5.25 $33.53 $69,740
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 30 0.01 0.82 $49.36 $102,670




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 Metropolitan Division 30 0.01 0.82 $49.36 $102,670
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 70 0.13 7.51 $43.29 $90,050
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $40.91 $85,090
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $40.82 $84,900
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 150 0.09 5.25 $33.53 $69,740
Madison, WI 100 0.31 18.36 $33.20 $69,060
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) $26.01 $54,100

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 0.43 25.47 $22.43 $46,660

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 0.43 25.47 $22.43 $46,660

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)
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.43 25.47 $22.43 $46,660


About May 2011 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.

(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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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