Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
2,320 8.7 % $35.06 $72,930 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.49 $21.57 $30.89 $43.79 $59.46
Annual Wage (2) $36,370 $44,860 $64,260 $91,080 $123,670


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 660 0.02 $26.77 $55,680
Scientific Research and Development Services 540 0.09 $37.54 $78,080
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 180 0.02 $43.34 $90,140
Support Activities for Animal Production 130 0.48 $50.70 $105,460
Animal Food Manufacturing 120 0.23 (8) (8)

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 0.48 $50.70 $105,460
Animal Food Manufacturing 120 0.23 (8) (8)
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 120 0.16 $22.96 $47,760
Scientific Research and Development Services 540 0.09 $37.54 $78,080
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 80 0.04 $35.65 $74,140

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 0.48 $50.70 $105,460
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 100 (7) $48.39 $100,660
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing (8) (8) $43.84 $91,190
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 180 0.02 $43.34 $90,140
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 30 0.01 $40.43 $84,100


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)
Minnesota 240 0.09 5.00 $40.21 $83,640
Iowa 170 0.11 6.47 $33.32 $69,310
Wisconsin 170 0.06 3.53 $38.83 $80,770
Missouri 130 0.05 2.79 $33.33 $69,330
Florida 120 0.02 0.92 $19.41 $40,370




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 70 0.18 10.20 $25.21 $52,430
Iowa 170 0.11 6.47 $33.32 $69,310
Minnesota 240 0.09 5.00 $40.21 $83,640
Wisconsin 170 0.06 3.53 $38.83 $80,770
Nebraska 50 0.05 2.78 $41.85 $87,050




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California (8) (8) (8) $43.38 $90,240
Nebraska 50 0.05 2.78 $41.85 $87,050
Minnesota 240 0.09 5.00 $40.21 $83,640
Maryland 110 0.04 2.41 $40.00 $83,190
Massachusetts 40 0.01 0.72 $38.89 $80,900





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 130 0.07 4.09 $50.79 $105,640
Madison, WI 120 0.34 19.18 $36.38 $75,670
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 50 0.08 4.82 $40.12 $83,440
Baltimore-Towson, MD 30 0.03 1.51 $34.96 $72,720
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 30 0.16 9.11 $25.34 $52,700




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 120 0.34 19.18 $36.38 $75,670
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 30 0.16 9.11 $25.34 $52,700
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 50 0.08 4.82 $40.12 $83,440
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 130 0.07 4.09 $50.79 $105,640
Baltimore-Towson, MD 30 0.03 1.51 $34.96 $72,720




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 130 0.07 4.09 $50.79 $105,640
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $45.17 $93,950
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 50 0.08 4.82 $40.12 $83,440
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA (8) (8) (8) $39.44 $82,040
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $36.41 $75,740
Madison, WI 120 0.34 19.18 $36.38 $75,670
Baltimore-Towson, MD 30 0.03 1.51 $34.96 $72,720
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 30 0.16 9.11 $25.34 $52,700

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 0.42 23.79 $24.31 $50,560
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 15.53 $30.93 $64,330

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 0.42 23.79 $24.31 $50,560
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 15.53 $30.93 $64,330

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 0.27 15.53 $30.93 $64,330
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.42 23.79 $24.31 $50,560


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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