Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other

All biological scientists not listed separately.


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)
31,550 2.0 % $35.12 $73,050 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.28 $26.18 $34.03 $40.89 $51.12
Annual Wage (2) $40,100 $54,450 $70,790 $85,050 $106,320


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 17,330 0.84 $36.05 $74,980
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,600 0.16 $29.32 $60,990
Scientific Research and Development Services 3,600 0.57 $39.98 $83,160
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 1,260 0.47 $38.09 $79,220
State Government (OES Designation) 970 0.04 $31.85 $66,240

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 17,330 0.84 $36.05 $74,980
Scientific Research and Development Services 3,600 0.57 $39.98 $83,160
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 1,260 0.47 $38.09 $79,220
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,600 0.16 $29.32 $60,990
Support Activities for Animal Production 30 0.12 $26.85 $55,850

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 140 0.01 $49.75 $103,490
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $40.88 $85,020
Scientific Research and Development Services 3,600 0.57 $39.98 $83,160
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 50 0.04 $39.64 $82,450
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 390 0.10 $39.05 $81,230


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)
California 5,050 0.36 1.46 $36.01 $74,900
Maryland 3,520 1.42 5.76 $45.29 $94,200
Texas 1,570 0.15 0.62 $33.20 $69,050
Florida 1,450 0.20 0.82 $29.73 $61,830
Washington 1,280 0.47 1.91 $32.84 $68,300




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)
Maryland 3,520 1.42 5.76 $45.29 $94,200
Alaska 390 1.25 5.09 $33.91 $70,530
Montana 420 0.98 3.99 $29.22 $60,770
Wyoming 230 0.86 3.48 $28.91 $60,130
Oregon 940 0.59 2.41 $31.77 $66,080




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 330 0.52 2.10 $47.13 $98,020
Maryland 3,520 1.42 5.76 $45.29 $94,200
Maine 280 0.49 1.98 $43.22 $89,900
Indiana 360 0.13 0.53 $41.79 $86,920
Illinois 630 0.11 0.46 $39.30 $81,750





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)
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 2,690 4.84 19.66 $45.62 $94,890
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,090 0.88 3.59 $35.42 $73,660
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 850 0.37 1.49 $46.15 $95,980
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 780 0.57 2.31 $31.90 $66,340
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 750 0.44 1.81 $31.19 $64,880
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 650 0.68 2.77 $38.48 $80,040
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 580 0.66 2.67 $42.62 $88,640
Baltimore-Towson, MD 560 0.45 1.83 $44.38 $92,310
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 520 0.23 0.95 $33.97 $70,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 470 0.12 0.50 $35.06 $72,930




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)
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 2,690 4.84 19.66 $45.62 $94,890
Fairbanks, AK 70 2.07 8.40 $31.83 $66,200
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 440 2.03 8.24 $40.43 $84,090
Flagstaff, AZ 100 1.85 7.51 $26.61 $55,350
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 460 1.73 7.04 $38.71 $80,520
Boulder, CO 260 1.66 6.76 $35.20 $73,210
College Station-Bryan, TX 140 1.54 6.28 $24.91 $51,810
Gainesville, FL 150 1.22 4.97 $26.42 $54,950
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 130 1.05 4.27 $35.79 $74,450
Anchorage, AK 160 0.94 3.81 $34.83 $72,440




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)
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 150 0.18 0.71 $46.84 $97,430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 850 0.37 1.49 $46.15 $95,980
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 2,690 4.84 19.66 $45.62 $94,890
Baltimore-Towson, MD 560 0.45 1.83 $44.38 $92,310
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 80 0.09 0.37 $44.13 $91,800
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 290 0.11 0.46 $43.76 $91,020
Peoria, IL (8) (8) (8) $43.71 $90,910
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 150 0.41 1.66 $43.44 $90,350
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 580 0.66 2.67 $42.62 $88,640
Rochester, MN 80 0.82 3.35 $42.47 $88,340

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)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 210 0.71 2.89 $42.61 $88,620
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 140 2.49 10.14 $27.09 $56,350
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.06 4.31 $29.38 $61,100
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 120 1.20 4.89 $31.01 $64,510
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 100 1.58 6.41 $30.62 $63,690

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 Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 2.56 10.41 $27.25 $56,670
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 140 2.49 10.14 $27.09 $56,350
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 90 1.91 7.76 $25.64 $53,340
South Western Utah nonmetropolitan area 40 1.88 7.65 $28.63 $59,540
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 100 1.80 7.34 $36.00 $74,880

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)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 210 0.71 2.89 $42.61 $88,620
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.69 2.82 $41.29 $85,880
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 1.53 $38.76 $80,630
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 90 0.96 3.89 $38.40 $79,870
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 100 1.80 7.34 $36.00 $74,880


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.

(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

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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