Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
2,120 5.4 % $35.29 $73,400 2.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.61 $21.12 $29.65 $43.83 $62.23
Annual Wage (2) $34,550 $43,940 $61,680 $91,160 $129,440


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 770 0.03 $26.95 $56,050
Scientific Research and Development Services 420 0.07 $36.81 $76,560
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 220 0.02 $41.70 $86,730
Support Activities for Animal Production 130 0.49 $55.60 $115,650
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 90 0.00 $48.82 $101,550

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 0.49 $55.60 $115,650
Animal Food Manufacturing 80 0.16 $41.90 $87,160
Scientific Research and Development Services 420 0.07 $36.81 $76,560
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 60 0.04 $23.68 $49,250
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 770 0.03 $26.95 $56,050

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 130 0.49 $55.60 $115,650
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 90 (7) $48.82 $101,550
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 70 0.03 $47.73 $99,280
Animal Food Manufacturing 80 0.16 $41.90 $87,160
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 220 0.02 $41.70 $86,730


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 220 0.08 4.99 $42.62 $88,660
Minnesota 170 0.07 4.02 $38.21 $79,470
Missouri 170 0.06 3.99 $36.72 $76,380
Texas 170 0.02 0.96 $27.33 $56,850
California 150 0.01 0.66 $45.44 $94,510




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 7.91 $24.09 $50,110
Wisconsin 220 0.08 4.99 $42.62 $88,660
Iowa 110 0.08 4.72 $34.06 $70,850
Minnesota 170 0.07 4.02 $38.21 $79,470
Missouri 170 0.06 3.99 $36.72 $76,380




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kentucky 40 0.02 1.24 $56.89 $118,330
Idaho 40 0.06 3.60 $53.62 $111,530
California 150 0.01 0.66 $45.44 $94,510
Wisconsin 220 0.08 4.99 $42.62 $88,660
Maryland 90 0.04 2.17 $40.96 $85,200





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)
Madison, WI 140 0.41 25.02 $37.78 $78,590
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 120 0.07 4.25 $42.40 $88,190
St. Louis, MO-IL 110 0.09 5.26 $39.51 $82,180
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 50 0.09 5.60 $40.90 $85,060
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 40 0.19 11.65 $24.55 $51,060
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 40 0.02 1.34 $38.15 $79,360
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 30 0.01 0.79 $41.89 $87,130




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 140 0.41 25.02 $37.78 $78,590
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 40 0.19 11.65 $24.55 $51,060
St. Louis, MO-IL 110 0.09 5.26 $39.51 $82,180
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 50 0.09 5.60 $40.90 $85,060
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 120 0.07 4.25 $42.40 $88,190
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 40 0.02 1.34 $38.15 $79,360
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 30 0.01 0.79 $41.89 $87,130




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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 120 0.07 4.25 $42.40 $88,190
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 30 0.01 0.79 $41.89 $87,130
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 50 0.09 5.60 $40.90 $85,060
St. Louis, MO-IL 110 0.09 5.26 $39.51 $82,180
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 40 0.02 1.34 $38.15 $79,360
Madison, WI 140 0.41 25.02 $37.78 $78,590
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 40 0.19 11.65 $24.55 $51,060

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)
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 18.37 $32.83 $68,280
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 11.35 $21.95 $45,660

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)
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 18.37 $32.83 $68,280
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 11.35 $21.95 $45,660

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)
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 18.37 $32.83 $68,280
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 11.35 $21.95 $45,660


About May 2012 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.

(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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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