Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
2,430 5.4 % $34.53 $71,830 3.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.19 $22.20 $29.03 $39.24 $57.93
Annual Wage (2) $37,830 $46,180 $60,390 $81,620 $120,500


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 920 0.03 $26.97 $56,100
Scientific Research and Development Services 450 0.07 $46.82 $97,380
Support Activities for Animal Production 270 0.90 $34.05 $70,820
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 130 0.01 $44.14 $91,800
Management of Companies and Enterprises 110 0.00 $36.30 $75,510

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 270 0.90 $34.05 $70,820
Animal Food Manufacturing 60 0.11 $29.71 $61,790
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 70 0.09 $24.33 $50,610
Scientific Research and Development Services 450 0.07 $46.82 $97,380
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 920 0.03 $26.97 $56,100

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 (7) $50.04 $104,080
Scientific Research and Development Services 450 0.07 $46.82 $97,380
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 130 0.01 $44.14 $91,800
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 50 (7) $41.95 $87,260
Management of Companies and Enterprises 110 (7) $36.30 $75,510


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 280 0.10 5.76 $32.98 $68,600
California 180 0.01 0.66 (8) (8)
Michigan 180 0.04 2.39 $27.91 $58,050
Minnesota 170 0.06 3.54 $30.71 $63,880
New York 160 0.02 1.02 $30.57 $63,600




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 80 0.20 11.21 $26.55 $55,230
Nebraska 110 0.12 6.72 $50.88 $105,840
Wisconsin 280 0.10 5.76 $32.98 $68,600
Iowa 120 0.08 4.51 $33.06 $68,770
Minnesota 170 0.06 3.54 $30.71 $63,880




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 110 0.12 6.72 $50.88 $105,840
Maryland 100 0.04 2.28 $39.71 $82,600
New Jersey 40 0.01 0.55 $37.98 $78,990
Iowa 120 0.08 4.51 $33.06 $68,770
Wisconsin 280 0.10 5.76 $32.98 $68,600





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)
Ithaca, NY 140 2.82 159.74 $29.95 $62,290
Madison, WI 120 0.33 18.62 $35.09 $72,980
College Station-Bryan, TX 90 0.92 52.28 $25.87 $53,810
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 90 0.05 2.66 $29.65 $61,670
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 90 0.41 23.45 $27.81 $57,840
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 50 0.04 2.19 $30.75 $63,950
Ames, IA 50 1.11 63.19 $30.92 $64,300
Columbus, OH 40 0.04 2.51 $30.66 $63,760
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 40 0.09 5.08 $56.11 $116,700
Kansas City, MO-KS 30 0.03 1.79 $33.77 $70,250




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)
Ithaca, NY 140 2.82 159.74 $29.95 $62,290
Ames, IA 50 1.11 63.19 $30.92 $64,300
College Station-Bryan, TX 90 0.92 52.28 $25.87 $53,810
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 90 0.41 23.45 $27.81 $57,840
Madison, WI 120 0.33 18.62 $35.09 $72,980
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 40 0.09 5.08 $56.11 $116,700
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 30 0.05 2.99 $49.04 $101,990
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 90 0.05 2.66 $29.65 $61,670
Columbus, OH 40 0.04 2.51 $30.66 $63,760
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 50 0.04 2.19 $30.75 $63,950




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)
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 40 0.09 5.08 $56.11 $116,700
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 30 0.05 2.99 $49.04 $101,990
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $39.73 $82,630
Madison, WI 120 0.33 18.62 $35.09 $72,980
Kansas City, MO-KS 30 0.03 1.79 $33.77 $70,250
Ames, IA 50 1.11 63.19 $30.92 $64,300
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 50 0.04 2.19 $30.75 $63,950
Columbus, OH 40 0.04 2.51 $30.66 $63,760
Ithaca, NY 140 2.82 159.74 $29.95 $62,290
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 90 0.05 2.66 $29.65 $61,670

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)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.43 24.63 $24.30 $50,530

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)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.43 24.63 $24.30 $50,530

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)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $36.98 $76,920
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.43 24.63 $24.30 $50,530


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016